Until last night, the Mets had not come back to win a game they’d been losing after 6 innings. They were 0-12 in previous attempts. But last night, they scored 6 runs in the 8th inning to beat the Nationals by a final score of 8-6, showing that they just may believe in their own comebacks.
It was a 16-hit attack (box is here), but there’s still something wrong in Metland. Wright and Bay, who went a combined 6-for-8, somehow managed only 1 RBI between them, Reyes went hitless and Niese looked bad giving up 6 earned runs on 6 hits with 5 walks in only 4.1 innings. Chris Carter drove in a run with a double in his first Mets at-bat, immediately making the blue-and-orange faithful forget about Frank Catalanotto.
But a win is a win is a win, and I don’t want to allow myself to get too upset over the negatives right now. However, the fact remains that there are negatives, and I’m sure I’ll be thinking about them if Big Pelf looks bad in today’s matinée (preview here).
Updated, 7:24 p.m.
Despite my efforts to the contrary, I dwelt on the negatives this afternoon. It wasn’t hard.
Pelf didn’t look great; not godawful, but not great either. Frankie gave up the go-ahead runs on a home run to a kid who hadn’t had a single homer before today (now he has 2). Reyes still can’t buy a hit. The team BA is .247. They’re by themselves in 3rd place, 2.5 back of the Phillies and 2 games ahead of the Marlins and Braves. Box is here.