After the defeat from the Phillies all you can hear in the Mets' dugout were bats, helmets and gloves being packed up. A few players sat on the dugout bench watching the division leaders, the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate yet another win. They lost that game 9-4 dropping 8 games under .500. The last time they were 8 games out of .500 was on April 20th, but that game was on August 23rd.
That night the Mets learned that Jon Niese and Scott Hairston would have to go to the disabled list. Star short stop, Jose Reyes has been out since August 8th. Everything was looking like another collapse, but all Mets fans wanted after realizing their favorite team had no shot at making the playoffs, was to at least get to the .500 mark.
Since that Phillies' game the Mets are 9-3 thanks to many things.
Nick Evans, in his last 15 games, just three games before the Mets went on a roll is batting a crazy .340 with an on base percentage of .377. He is also showing his power, knocking three home runs, 4 doubles and totaling 9 runs batted in (thanks to last night's three RBI's), in just 53 plate appearances.
Third baseman David Wright has goten hot, winning the August 27th-September 4th NL Player of the Week honors. In those eight games, Wright hit five doubles getting seven RBIs and 21 total bases. He hit .500 with an on base percentage of .594.
"While Lucas Duda was considered to win that honor as well (he came up short), he's hit .286 with two home runs (BOMBS) and six RBIs and touching home plate seven times.
R.A. Dickey had 5 wins this whole season, but during this stretch, he brought in 2 to the club with a remarkable 2.08 earned run average.
Jose Reyes has now come back from his injury, and we all know when Reyes is playing, the Mets play much better. That's the case again.
Now the Mets are only 2 games out of .500, and as any Mets' fan would tell you, they want to see the Mets get to .500, and even better get over that hump.
For Mets fans everywhere, finally there is reason to watch baseball in September.