Things may not look promising for the Mets this year, but at least they are only 3 games out of first place. This doesn’t feel like a team that go out and win 20 of 25 games, but at least Cliff Floyd and Robbie Alomar are starting to get hot. Floyd has been pounding the ball this week, and cursing the ill winds at Shea too, as he has had several balls knocked down short of the wall, and land safely in the gloves of the opposing team. Alomar had two doubles last night and now has nine on the season (he had 24 last year). What’s more impressive is that he’s driving the ball in the gaps like the Robbie of old.
Last night, Pedro Astacio made him first start of the year and Mets beat the Astros, 7-4.