The last time the Mets were over the .500 mark was way back in early April, when they were a robust 3-2. Since then it has been a roller coaster ride to say the least, as Terry Collins has had his scrappy club battling, remaining relevant (currently 5 games out of the NL Wild Card) and now with a record of 39-39 and heading to Detroit for a 3-game set with the Tigers, the Mets have a chance to once again eclipse the elusive .500 mark.
Craig is billing tonight’s game as the Mets being on the brink of history, when they give the ball to R.A. Dickey-Dickey-Dickey and try to climb to a winning record at the Tigers’ expense. Craigie wonders if it is even possible.
As for the Yankees (like the Mets, they had the night off), in the 12 games since putting Derek Jeter in the DL with a sore right calf, the Bombers are 9-3. Tomorrow (June 29th) marks the day the Captain is scheduled to return to the Yanks, but word around the campfire is his calf is not healing as they hoped it would and now his comeback is in question.
All of that and a recap of yesterday’s “Softball Extravaganza” at Yankee Stadium which overall went very well, a few hiccups aside…