R.A. Dickey isn't one of the kids by any stretch. But he is one of the New Jacks. I was one of the first to ridicule Omar Minaya for signing him to a minor league contract. I laid it on pretty heavily too. The guy has only gone 7-4 for us and came up just shy of a complete game this afternoon. Where would we be without him?
But Ike! He's a Kid. And he's been clutch. He may only be hitting .250 or so, but all his hits have counted. He hit another home run today, a three run bomb, and has a bucket full of rbi over his last few games. He had a very clutch rbi single coming off the bench as a pinch hitter the other night also. He is now officially a Rookie of the Year candidate.
Ike Davis for Prince Fielder? ~ Like I've heard lately? Uh....I don't think so.
Mets won their first series since June when the beat the Twins in a series during Inter-League games. The Mets took two out of three against the Cardinals with this afternoon's win. Good ol' home cooking I guess.
The goal is to get some separation from the .500 mark in a positive direction during this home stand. This was a good start. Now we need to get some pay back against the D-Backs coming off that last road trip.
Let's see what happens. There's no need to get freaked out today. My issues with this team have not changed. But I am resigned to thinking this team can not improve during this looming trade deadline. In that case it makes it easier for me to cope. I do not think this team can get through three rounds of playoffs.
So what happens now? I got to enjoy the game today instead of analyzing it. ~ Quite refreshing I must say.