Sports overall, but especially baseball, are great because there are always games to be played, always a way to right the ship when things seem just a bit off. Only a week ago, the Mets were about to have a double header swept away from them by the San Francisco Giants, evening their record at .500 on the year.
But after yesterday's gut check victory, the fifth in six games, the Mets record is four games on the plus side and the team is only a game behind Atlanta and Washington near the top of the NL East. Heading into the season, many of the 'experts' claimed the month of April would be a pretty difficult month for New York because of the five divisional series they had scheduled plus a visit from the Giants. Well, regardless how tonight's game goes, the Mets will finish April over .500.
Yesterday's game for New York had a lot of hits. Ike Davis put up three hits on the afternoon, including the game winning RBI single. Ruben Tejada also followed suit with three hits, collecting 10 in the series. David Wright put up two more well Josh Thole connected on his first home run of the season.