This isn’t the same old Mets? Prove it. That was the refrain from fans beforeFriday’sseries in San Diego kicked off, and New York got right to work on making good on that promise.
It’s early, sure, but the Mets needed to getThursday’sloss off their backs as soon as possible. The 13-inning defeat in St. Louis marked the third straight series they had dropped, and with the Padres struggling, New York couldn’t afford to put themselves behind the 8 ball with Jacob deGrom on the hill.
Fortunately, Jake was masterful again and finally got a win to show for it. The dormant bats woke up late — only one run deep into the seventh inning isn’t going to cut it on most nights, but it didon Friday— punctuated by an Asdrubal Cabrera three-run bomb. And the Mets navigated a shaky Matt Harvey ninth to get off the snide.
“Must win” is a term we throw around haphazardly, and I don’t really put any one game into that category this early into the season. But baseball is a game of trends, and the Mets haven’t been on a good one lately. The hot start is a fading memory. Coming intoFriday, the Mets had lost eight of 12. These match up against the Pads offer a chance for a bit of a reset; an opportunity for a superior team to assert their authority and impose their will, wiping away some of the frustration of the last two weeks in the process.
To that end,Fridaynight’s victory was a much needed start. Now go out and finish.
We love the QBC, and this upcoming January 19th is set to be a doozy. As they have for the last couple years, Katch in Astoria will host the 6th annual offseason gathering of Mets fans. This years headliner is none other than Mets A-List Superstar Keith Hernandez.
The Mets season started off on the highest of high notes and took a nose dive really quick from there. It was an emotional rollercoaster for all that were loyal until the last pitch. Let’s take a look back at what went through fans minds every step of the way.