This isn't even my night to post, but even though we like to space out our content, I can't take the chance to wait on this. THE METS ARE ABOVE .500. For the first time since the beginning of the season, they get to look themselves in the mirror and see winners.
And, boy did they do it in convincing fashion.
Detroit Tigers, you should be ashamed of yourselves. The only good thing your City has going for itself are the proximity to the Miller family, and being the home of my friend, Rich. Seriously, his daughter is wicked cute - in a totally non-pervy way, creeps - and he basically kicks ass generally, so Motown gets points for him. But, other than that, seriously Detroit. I'd say kill yourself, if I wasn't actually convinced so many of you would actually do it. TWO GRANDSLAMS?? One by Jason "I'm the third worst Bay behind Michael and Guantanamo" Bay?? COME THE FUCK ON. You are pathetic.
Reyes is now an absurd .349, and went 4-4 tonight.** Dude is locked in lately, and is 2nd in the NL for All-Star voting. Honestly, if the team is still contemplating trading him in favor of keeping David "Thinks He's a Pull Hitter Even Though His Home Field is Built for Pop Flies to Left" Wright, I will be livid. Don't you fucking dare, Sandy. I may like you a lot more than Omar, but that won't stop my sharp uppercut from landing on your chin.
I can only hope that the Mets will keep this up. The Phillies are hitting their stride for real now, having just shut out the BoSox in their own inter-league play, and are 9.5 games up over the Mets in the NL East. That said, the Mets are decidely in the Wild Card mix, only 4.5 back of the Brew Crew, who are embrolied in a beat down series against the Yankees. The Apologist keeps reminding me that baseball doesn't matter until after the All-Star break, but hell if I care right now. The Mets are playing well, we have the best hitter in the National League, and our starting third baseman, first baseman and ace pitcher are still out with injuries.
This could get interesting real fast. Like, in a RUSH! BOOM. That just happened.