I was up until after 1 a.m. last night watching Dillon Gee pitch a brilliant game versus the Atlanta Braves. With a low pitch count and great stuff, Gee was given the opportunity by manager Terry Collins to get his first complete nine inning MLB victory. Of course, with this being the offensively challenged Mets, Gee was pitching with little room for error as the Mets had scored just one run. (These days it seems that if a Mets pitcher doesn't shut out the other team, he will not get a victory as the Mets seem to average about one run of offense per game....but that's another story).
Was I surprised when Gee lost the shut out and the victory with one out in the 9th? Sadly, no. Most Mets fans probably saw that coming. The only Mets player that my heart went out to was Gee who deserved so much more from his teammates on a night when he was the only player to show up (Gee had also driven in the Mets only run).
Harvey is already proving that he's got what it takes to be a successful MLB pitcher and Wheeler is one of the most highly rated prospects in the game. Time will tell, but for now these two young arms represent hope which is currently what this dismal Mets team needs.
The top story continues to surround the imminent signing of Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain. According to today's Daily Express, negotiations are under way. Sounds good, but as we've learned from seasons past, the papers take an ounce of speculation and make it a lead story. In other words, we'll see who Arsenal sign once they actually do....not when The Sun or any of the other rags speculate.
I still believe in Wenger and am hoping that he will collect the missing pieces to the squad this summer and that Arsenal will truly contend for every competition next season.