New York Mets Doing Everything They Couldn't Do Early in The Season

Harris DeckerSenior Analyst IJuly 18, 2008

The New York Mets are proving once again that they are indeed out of the funk they had been in since the epic collapse of 2007.

Suddenly all of the things that had stumped them early in the year, they are thriving on.

Last night's game between the Mets and the Reds featured Johan Santana on the mound for the Mets and Johnny Cueto on the mound for the Reds.

Neither of these pitchers would end up factoring in the decision as this game was decided later on by the bats.

For the first time this season, on the heels of their nine game winning streak, when David Wright came up in the 9th inning with one out and one on, I felt like there was no way we could lose this game.

Boy was I correct. Wright hit a two run homer just out of the reach of Ken Griffey Jr. and then the Mets tacked on two additional runs.

Billy Wagner came in and recorded the save, sending the Mets to their 10th straight victory, something the club had not done since the early 90's, and giving them a share of 1st place in the NL East.

If you would of told me a month ago that the day after the All Star break the Mets would take over a share of 1st, I would of thought you were fit for a straight jacket.

So many articles have been written about the Mets turn around and last night's game was just another example of this teams brilliance, and why when its all said and done, no team in the NL can match up against the New York Mets.

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