Although some of their wins have not been a thing of beauty, The New York Mets continue to shock the National League with another extra inning win today in Colorado 6-5. The Mets improved to 13-9 on the season, which is certainly something to gloat about.
As strange as it seems, this ball club seems to be destined for late inning heroics. Up and down the lineup everyone has contributed with big hits throughout the course of this early season. David Wright continues to mash as he is hitting .397 with 14 RBIS. The real surprise has to be the start of new Mets Shortstop Ruben Tejada. Tejada who has filled the void of All-Star Jose Reyes, who took his talents down to south beach this passed winter is hitting .310 with 13 runs scored and a team high 8 doubles.
With the offense doing their job, The real story this season is starting pitching. Johan Santana has been brilliant and Jonathan Niese has earned every ounce of the monster contract he garnered this spring. R.A. Dickey and Dillon Gee have posted several quality starts as well. Mike Pelfrey was even off to solid start, but in typical Pelfrey fashion that was short lived after he was placed on the D.L. and will miss the remainder of the season.
Through the first 22 games of the season, you have to tip your cap to Manager Terry Collins and the rest of the staff on a job well-done. Not saying they'll win the NL East but as of April 29th, why not?