Same old Mets
The Mets are like that beautiful girl that sat next to you in homeroom during freshman year of high school. She flirts with you, convincing you that there is a slight chance something might happen.
Instead, nothing happens.
Like that girl, the Mets flirted with their fans this past week, scoring runs at an obscene pace of a four-game road sweep of the Diamondbacks. The Mets scored 39 runs in four games, more runs than they had scored in any four-game sequence this year.
The Mets headed to San Francisco with their chests thumping. Fans were talking Wild Card.
And once, again the Mets teased the world.
New York had an un-Amazin’ weekend by the Bay, scoring just three runs — their lowest three-game output of their season. Steve Trachsel, Tom Glavine and Kris Benson each turned in quality starts, but the team left its bats in the desert. The Mets’ big three struggled at SBC Park. Carlos he’s so overpaid Beltran went 3-for-12 with an RBI, David Wright went 4-for-12 and Jose Reyes went 2-for-12.
But the starting pitchers came through. Trachsel picked up the win on Friday night, while Glavine and Benson were dealt bitter losses.
The Mets did catch a break, though, in the Wild Card standings, as the Phillies also lost on Saturday and Sunday. The teams, separated by 1 1/2 games, meet in a crucial three-game series this week at Shea Stadium.