We’ve hit the halfway mark of the MLB season and the All Star Game has come and gone. The New York Mets find themselves just a half game out of a wild card spot and have proven to be money for those people who have been seeking to back them on the MLB odds board.
“Wright on time”
It would be difficult to say who’s been the MVP for the Mets thus far. David Wright has had a fantastic season with 11 HR, 59 RBI, and a .351 BA. Wright has been spooked out by the dimensions of the new CitiField but the Mets organization accommodated the veteran by moving in the fences. Wright has been the leader of this team, coming up with clutch hits when this team has needed it.
I’m referring to 37 year old knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey. Dickey has revived his career in New York with a 12-1 record and a 2.40. Dickey has also pitched back to back one hitters and has broken the Mets all time streak of consecutive innings without giving up a run at 32 2/3. If Dickey can remain steady, the Mets have a chance to make it to the post season.
50 years in the waiting!
The Mets finally got the one thing that has eluded them throughout their history, a no hitter. On June 1st 2012, pitcher Johan Santana threw the Mets first no hitter in franchise history. Manager Terry Collins was debating about leaving Santana in as his pitch count was climbing but the chance for the no hitter was a once in a half century deal and Collins kept his man in there. Although Santana didn’t make the All Star team, he did something that will be remembered throughout New York Mets history.
Look for the Mets to have a strong second half of the season with a team of blue collar-like players.
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