May 30, 2007

Mets Are Setting The Pace

The Mets are starting to gain momentum, on the National League East, at an alarming rate. They’re pulling further away from the Braves and giving themselves breathing room for the first time this season. I can’t say that I’m upset.

They now, seemingly, have all of their pieces in place. Carlos Delgado is back, with a vengeance, and making up for lost time in a hurry. David Wright seems to be seeing the ball just as well. With his “almost” game winning solo home run in the ninth last night and his surging home run streak. Beltran and Reyes are showing signs of pulling out of their respective slumps and Jose Valentin is on his way back.

On the other spectrum, the pitching staff doesn’t seem to be missing a step. Tom Glavine still remains the, unquestioned leader, until Pedro Martinez comes back in August. Orlando Hernandez came back from his stint on the Disabled List and dominated the Marlins. John Maine and Oliver Perez have been nothing short of spectacular, with their sub three earned run average.

The bullpen seems to have more hiccups than last year, but have been solid ninety nine percent of the time and with the impending returns of Guillermo Mota (tonight), Duaner Sanchez and Juan Padilla; the pen seems to be on track to be lights out once again. I can’t say anything bad about Joe Smith, who’s been just spectacular for the Mets in the late innings.

So let’s keep rolling and putting distance up, because I’m not against losing sleep come October.

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