What a difference a week makes? After the first two weeks of the season, the Mets were 4-8 and everyone had a "Jerry watch" going for when the Mets would fire Jerry Manuel. Now, after a magnificent home stand, where the Mets played solid, fundamental baseball in going 9-1, the Mets are on top of the NL East and possibly on top of the NY Baseball world again. It's really been an amazing week and a half.
Mike Jacobs goes down and the Mets are forced to call up Ike Davis, who arguably should have been on the Opening Day roster and in the lineup based on a solid spring training and the fact that Daniel Murphy wasn't going to be able to play for a while. Then, the much-maligned Manuel decides to bat Reyes 3rd. After making an announcement about it, the local media debated the potential move for a few days and finally over the weekend, Reyes is in the 3 hole, causing havoc for the Braves and Dodgers in the process. Bay is now seeing better pitches and hitting as well as he has since coming to NY. David Wright is starting to heat up and Ike Davis continues to be a great addition to the lineup. Once Carlos Beltran returns in mid-season, the Mets will hit a another level of play. Until then, pitchers Johann Santana and Mike Pelfrey will lead the way, Jonathan Niese will be solid as the number 5 starter and if we can get decent outings like today from John Maine, we're going to be fine. The bullpen has been solid thus far as well, making up for shaky outings by Ollie Perez and the aforementioned Maine.
Enjoy the ride Mets fans!