Of course, that doesn't change the fact that the circus is still in town. But fuck it, as long as the circus is still here, why not go all out and add some death defying feats? THRILL to Mike Pelfrey putting 10 MEN on base in 6.1 innings and still somehow giving up NO RUNS! COVER YOUR EYES as he loads the bases in TWO different innings! STARE IN AMAZEMENT as Jeff Francoeur sees SEVEN pitches in three at bats and still somehow manages a base knock and an RBI! ASKK YOURSELF SERIOUSLY if a team with playoff aspirations should go TWO MONTHS before winning four straight games again! WONDER ALOUD how Sean Green pitches a scoreless inning!
OK, so maybe that last one is a cheap shot what with Bad For The Irish's turnaround since his April troubles, but I'll be damned if I'm going to let that go so fast. If it takes Luis Castillo having the third highest OBP among all the second basemen in baseball to get Met fans to accept him, Sean Green's going to have to cease giving up runs from here until the end of the season,
So before we get all jacked up on hope and start screaming to the world about the Mets being back and this blog getting two new sets of eyeballs in Yitzie(sp?) and Brian (shout out accomplished), let's look at two ugly facts, sponsored by the Ugly Truth, starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler. Hah hah hah, sellout. Even if the Mets sweep the Rockies in this series, they still need to climb over the marginal contenders: the Brewers, Astros (sorry Tex), Marlins and Braves. Then they need to climb over the Cardinals, Rockies, Giants and Cubs, and two of those teams are good enough to have been picked to win the NL Central. Second, the Mets are still three games under .500. Fucking yikes.