Hey Mets' Fans, Everything Is Fine. Time to Panic!

PJ EdelmanCorrespondent ISeptember 14, 2008

Whoa.  That was fast.

Remember that time, just a few days ago, when all Mets' fans were confident going into this past series with the lowly Atlanta Braves?

The Mets had a 2.5 game lead over the Philadelphia Phillies early this morning, but the number has taken a significant dip, and now stands at the loneliest number.  One. 

The confidence, and dare I say, swagger that Mets' fans had just a few days ago is slowly waning, as those persistent Phillies keep putting up big numbers, and getting big games from a rejuvenated Brett Myers.  Myers pitched a complete game two-hit shutout tonight to help the Phils sweep the down-spiraling Brewers, who seem like they desperately want to take on the Cubs' former role of lovable losers.  Or perhaps they are doing their best Mets 2007 imitation, trying to give up as much ground in as little time as possible.

Fortunately for the Brewers, the Mets may not let them-they may keep the role to themselves.

Now, with fourteen games to go, the Mets will have their mettle tested.  Do they have what it takes to win in big games?  They have the talent, but their minds will encounter a battle from within, as they try to forget last year's disaster and ignore the Phillies breathing down their necks.

At the least, the Mets are providing their fans with the very thing that they have grown used to--the Mets inconsistency is the only consistency for those New Yorkers who will most likely be clutching at their hearts very soon.

The Mets would do best to take the advice of Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter, and get some kind, any kind, of edge.