All gears are starting to mesh for the Mets who are riding a seven game win streak into tonight’s game against the Braves. Johan gets the ball tonight with a chance to keep this going. It won’t be easy going up against an almost Met, Derek Lowe.
Let’s show Mr. Lowe some love tonight and make him wish he signed for the Mets. The offense has been clicking on all cylinders and tonight is the night to keep it going.
Unlike all of Johan Santana’s previous starts where the offense has decided to take a break. How about six, seven runs for Santana tonight? Mets have only scored 12 runs in six starts for him this year, including two games that he won 1-0.
Let’s keep the momentum going on this runaway train that has been the Mets offensive output in conjunction with good all-around pitching. What can you say, with Reyes and Wright finally joining the party, both Carlos’s doing what they are capable of, and our starters besides Santana doing better than keeping us in games, this is what we expected from this team.
Things are falling into place. Castillo has won the fans over, for now, and has shown his dedication and hard work is paying off. He has worked himself back into a legitimate number two batter again, doing all the things that need to be done to ignite this offense and keep the line moving. By Castillo holding his own, this has allowed Jerry to go with a deeper line-up by moving Daniel Murphy down the order a tad.
We’re seeing power, small ball, speed, taking the extra base, smart at-bats, all the things that winning teams need to do.
Even our catching position is no longer an automatic out. Omir Santos has caught fire and showing our other two catchers that they better shape up. Castro already got the message as he shaped up real quick, though has nagging injuries. Schneider will be hobbling until he’s gone as I see no hope for him to be an everyday catcher this team can depend on. And I will say this again, it should be of no surprise that this Mets offense began clicking and winning games as soon as Schneider went down. I say, stay down!
Pitching has been immaculate of late, with all starters chipping in, not just Santana. Let’s hope Jonathon Niese continues what he started and finds himself a big part of this team as all Mets fans hope. The bullpen has been throwing aces and shutting it down as designed.
Things are good in Metsville right now. Let’s hope they don’t become complacent and continue this drive of good baseball. Santana is the guy for the job. Let’s Go Mets!