Way back in the year in 2009, the Mets were crippled in more ways than just having players on the disabled list. The Mets were also anemic and overanxious at the plate. They could not throw a pitch if their lives depended on it.
Well, last night and Monday night the New York Metropolitans proved that they can come back late in a game. Last night the Mets were down 6-1 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. I was at the game last night and I can tell you people started leaving after five innings.
It sucked to be those people because the Mets showed last night that they are not going to just lie down and die when they are losing what seems like a hopeless battle. Nope! The Mets came back and they came back in the best of ways.
They showed patience at the plate and allowed themselves to walk in a runner. They created force out plays which I love because I like to see who othe opposition believes is the lesser of two evils. The Mets did whatever it took to get runs in. There was even a balk which caused the stadium to erupt since it Gary Matthews, Jr. got to come home and represented the tying run of the game.
Mets fans this 2010 team is not your 2009 team. Almost all of the players are the same, but it seems like they all received heart transplants. Why? It is quite simple. The Mets played their hearts out. Unfortunately, they lost. But it was, in a way, a winning loss because we got to see what this team really has.
With the exception of the bumbleheadedness of Fernando Tatis and the incapable John Maine, the Mets did what they had to do to at least give themselves a chance. Of course the umpires did not help with the bad calls they made like the one in the 10th inning. From my vantage point, it sure looked like Wes Helms was out at the plate.
I was never happy with Tatis coming back to the Mets. He showed that he lacks discipline when it comes to the bases. With David Wright at the plate and two outs, you do not try to come home. Then you take the bat out of Wright’s hands. Let the boy hit or I’ll take a bat and hit you. I would penalize Tatis just for that. He was over aggressive and he knows it.
I can tell you there more heart attacks at that point in the game alone than in the entire world at the exact time. i was ready to charge. But I digress.
These are not your 2007, 2008, or 2009 Mets. Not even close. So far, these are the New York Metropolitans that are going to do whatever it takes to come back and give themselves a fighting chance.
I’m not going to get on the pitching just yet because pitching never truly comes around until the third week or even May. So I will be patient. I like that the Mets are coming alive with their bats. That is what I choose to hold onto with this game.
Yes it was a loss. But it was a loss that showed us what this team is made out of. So I am not stressing out and neither should you.
All you have to do, is believe. Let’s Go Mets!