|Harvey is a Stud|
Wednesday's Mets victory in Miami marked the end of the teams' six game losing streak. During that streak the Mets managed to take the lead in a 15 inning game, only to lose in the bottom of the 15th. The very next day the Mets went to the bottom of the ninth with a 1-0 lead and left the field 2-1 losers.
The bullpen has been horrible. We've become used to terrible bullpens with the Mets, but this year's crop may be the worst yet. No lead is safe and there are no trustworthy arms in the pen.
As for the starters, Jon Niese has been decent and Dillon Gee hot and cold. The one bright spot on the entire pitching staff for the Mets has been rookie Matt Harvey. He's off to a 4-0 start (he would have been 5-0 until Bobby Parnell blew a save opportunity this week) and has an ERA under 2.00. He throws heat and exhibits total confidence on the mound. If it wasn't for Harvey, I'm not sure the Mets would ever win games.
|John Buck has been clutch|
Ike Davis is once again having problems at the plate and outside of Buck, David Wright, Daniel Murphy and maybe even Jordany Valdespin no one in the lineup is clutch.
At 11-15, it's still early days for the 2013 season so there is plenty of time for the Mets to turn things around. The question is will they?.......Don't answer that.
For a similar, but even harsher view of the 2013 Mets, Bill Price's piece from the New York Daily News is worth a read:
|Ike has been ice cold again|
|Wenger deserves to be smiling at the end of the season.|
Despite the fact that the Gunners have admittedly had a difficult season, they currently sit in 4th place. This clearly shows that Arsenal's under achieving season, is way better than most of the EPL's clubs' typical seasons.
Arsenal's draw with Manchester United last weekend was a decent result, but three points were a must to remain in control of their own destiny. Unfortunately, two moments of madness by Bacary Sagna pretty much gave ManUre & Judas the tying goal.
So here's where we're at:
Arsenal: May 4th at QPR
May 14th vs. Wigan
May 19th at Newcastle
Chelsea: May 5th at Man. United
May 8th vs. Tottenham
May 11th at Aston Villa
May 19th vs. Everton
Spuds: May 4th vs. Southampton
May 8th at Chelsea
May 12th at Stoke
May 19th vs. Sunderland
Obviously we can't assume anything here, but
- Arsenal MUST and should win their three remaining fixtures.
- Chelsea or Spuds or both will lose points when they play each other May 8th.
|It's raining on Spuds' season|
- I'm hoping that Arsenal win all 3 fixtures to finish with 73 points.
- If Chelsea lose to Man. United and draw with Spuds the best they can do is 72 points.
- If Spuds draw with Chelsea and win their other 3 games they'll finish with 72 points.
- Spuds would miss out on goal differential and St. Totteringham's Day will officially be celebrated.
|Rafa looks to the heavens for help.|