For us Mets fans?
This is a long time coming….
It’s a unheard-of Great start….
The best part?
The team can actually hit their way into wins…..
I’m happy now….
But I won’t be convinced thius is for real until seeing how they are doing afte the All -Star Game….
For now though?
Feels pretty Damn GOOD!
The Mets, whose implosion in 2017 is still bitterly remembered, are now one of the winningest teams in the major leagues. Entering Monday, the Mets, the Houston Astros, and the Boston Red Sox were the only teams that had won at least 80 percent of their games this year. And with a 4-2 win Monday night against the Miami Marlins, the Mets improved to 8-1 for the first time since 2006 and matched the franchise record for best start to a season.
The victory over the Nationals (5-5), winners of four of the past six National League East crowns, epitomized the Mets’ formula so far this year: timely hitting, a stout bullpen, imperfect but inspired play, and the Midas touch of Callaway. The Mets’ hot start has been accomplished with limited contributions from some of its best players, such as the pitcher Noah Syndergaard; the outfielder Michael Conforto, who returned Thursday from shoulder surgery; and Cespedes.
“This team has got all the right pieces,” said Adrian Gonzalez, a first baseman new to the team who has reached the playoffs five times in his career, most of them with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The right pieces, in his mind, include capable pitching and hitting, experience and youth, and leadership from the front office to coaching staff.
“I’ve played on talented teams, but talent doesn’t create a good team,” he said. “We have a good team. You can tell we’re structured well.”….
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