This week kept getting better and better, with Met fans’ euphoria reaching heights it hadn’t reached since ’08. A 9-1 win in Philly put the first place Mets a game and a half ahead of the Phils …
And then it went splat. Pelf & Santana both imploded. One minute the Mets are in first place and Johan’s holding a 5-3 lead with 2 outs and the pitcher up. 3 pitches later it’s 8-5 Phils thanks to a bases loaded walk to Jamie Moyer and a grand slam by our old pal Shane Victorino.
Yeah, it hurts, but for the week, the Mets went 4-2 and moved to a half game back of the Phils. We shouldn’t forget the 3 wins in 24 hours that started the week, John Maine‘s comeback, Niese‘s best outing of the season, and strong performances by Wright and Bay.
The Met player of the week is Rod Barajas, with 3 homers and a double in 4 games, for an OPS of 1.643.
The Mets try to put things back together this week with 3 in Cincinnati and then a weekend at home against the Giants.
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