Nuthin’ But A Gee Thang. Starter Gets Mets Back On Track
Added by Eddie Utley on July 7, 2012.
After Johan Santana and R.A. Dickey flamed out to start the weekend, the Mets got back on the horse and rode it to a 3-1 win over the Cubs. Just don’t know how the Mets look so horrible against last place teams. They’re 4-7 against the Cubs, Rockies and Astros so far this season.
There wasn’t much to note about the game. Starting pitcher Dillon Gee went eight innings before Bobby Parnell closed it out. The Mets offense came from homeruns from Jordany Valdespin and Ike Davis. Valdespin is going to push his way into this lineup soon enough which causes even more of a crunch for the Mets.
The Mets had an emotional comeback against the Phillies in the 9th inning and then again the Cubs come in and whoop the Mets . But they made it close in the end. These Mets just don’t seem to give up this year where in years past you would turn it off if the other team got the lead. This team is scrappy and has a lot of come from behind wins.
Also thing to note; when Ike is out of the lineup, the Mets are 2-13. Unbelievable isn’t it? The guy is barely hitting .200 but he has that much of an impact on the team. And when he’s not in the lineup, Collins goes with one of the weakest lineups in the league so I can’t really say I’m shocked.
One more game until the All Star break, hopefully the Mets can take the last game from the Cubs and go into the break 8 games over .500 and around first in the wild card chase (lot of teams bunched together). They seem to be keeping pace with the Nationals for now, sooner or later they need to get on a serious roll.