Man was Matt Cain frustrating tonight. He went 6 innings, threw 118 pitches(a new season high) and surrendered no runs even though the Mets had a runner in scoring position from innings 2-6. Pelf was better, relatively speaking considering he is pretty bad on the road. Mike went 6 innings giving up 2 runs, he did have 3 consecutive strike outs to end the 6th(it was pretty dominant). Mets were very sloppy on the field tonight, 3 errors from Duda, Pagan and Murphy. Mets lose this one 4-2. Full wrap here.
The Mets finished the first half 46-45. This is the same club who started the season 5-13. This is the same ball club that lost Wright, Ike, Santana, Paulino and Reyes for some part of the year, most for the majority of the year. I cannot say how proud I am of this team and even though they may not contend this year, there is no doubt that they are heading in the right direction. What Terry Collins has done in such a short amount of time has really washed away alot of the toxicity of the last few years. While the Mets may have some faces leaving at the trade deadline, I still feel the guys who do stay will always stay in any fight. This is starting to feel like 2005 all over again except in 2005 we were only at .500. Here’s to a very exciting 2nd half with a team that doesnt give up. LGM!