This was supposed to be a rebuilding year; a season in which the Mets were going to be doormats of the National League East.
As this team celebrated with Johan Santana on the mound, it occurred to me that it might not be the last mound celebration we see here this year. Getting their first no-hitter might just be the tip of the iceberg.
Well, actually 51, but who’s counting. Everywhere you turn, people mention how surprised they are that the Mets have kept themselves in the NL East conversation.
Plenty of no-name Mets are contributing to the Amazins’ unexpected rise toward becoming NL East contenders.
If the first 50 games are any indication, this might be a season to remember.
The Mets have again peered over the ledge of their season and pulled themselves away from the craggy route to the bottom.
Frank Francisco was tossed in the Mets’ Sunday afternoon loss and could possibly face a suspension for his altercation with umpire Todd Tichenor.
The Mets’ bullpen imploded in sensational fashion as the Marlins won 8-4 on a Giancarlo Stanton walk-off home run.
David Wright collected four hits as the Mets defeated the Marlins on Saturday 9-3.
All right, class. Raise your hands if you thought the 2012 Mets would be sitting five games over .500 at this point.
The Mets, who everyone left for dead this offseason, are alive and well in the tough NL East.
Just two short months ago, all we heard was how the Mets were destined to fail. To be honest, that seems like an eternity ago.
Overall, the Mets are 10 and 5 so far this season against NL East opponents. New York has not posted a winning record vs. their division rivals since 2008.
The Mets’ six-game road trip will be a test of their character and could define their season.
Mets fans were planning to lament Jose Reyes’ arrival at Citi Field in a Marlins uniform. But they all missed the point — they should’ve been grateful Santana was wearing the blue and orange.