May 21st... It feels like yesterday. The Mets were in last place (20-23) and losers of 10 out of 12 games. Much was being made of the teams struggles away from Citi Field from Beat writers, fans, and Bloggers alike. With two more games against the defending World Series champion New York Yankees remaining and a 3 game set with the defending NL champion Phillies on deck, the road ahead looked bleak. Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya might as well have been sitting on Jupiter because their seats were hot enough to fry an egg. The popular pick in the 'Jerry Gets Fired' office pool was May 24th. As Dr. Peter Venkman once said "this city is headed for disaster of biblical proportions."
Well that was then, and this is now.... June 18th... and unlike in Ghostbusters, there would be no sequel to the disaster of 2009. The Mets entered this series with Yankees as the hottest team in baseball and with their 4-0 victory tonight (see our MetsZilla Z-cap for details) have now won 19 of their last 24 games (8 in a row). For the first time since August 15th 2008 (66-56) they are more than 10 games over .500 (39-28) and remain just a 1/2 game behind the division leading Atlanta Braves. Having won 9 of the last 10 the Mets also move into a tie with the San Diego Padres for the top spot in the NL Wild Card race. The road ahead.....now looks promising. What a difference a month makes.
It all seems surreal and like Jay said last night in the MetsZilla Z-Cap.....TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE AND MORE LIKE IT HEAD OVER TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: http://www.metszilla.com/?p=1414
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