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A Subway Ride in the Right Direction

Mike SteffanosSunday, May 18, 2008
By Mike Steffanos

Game 40: Mets 7 - Yankees 4

I'm not a Mets fan who lives and dies with subway series results. The win yesterday afternoon doesn't erase the ugly memories of another sub-standard series against the Nationals. I thought the Mets offense really let Andy Pettitte off the hook too often, and Johan Santana left a few too many fat pitches for my tastes.

Still, the defense was good, Santana was good enough, and the Mets were much less generous to Kyle Farnsworth than they were to Pettitte. The 2 outfield assists were nice, even though they were as much due to the Yankees playing this a little overeager as they were to the Mets solid play. When push came to shove, I guess I was grateful for the win.

In the larger picture of this season, though, I'm not sure what this game means. It brought the Mets May record back to 7-7, perhaps illustrating that I am rooting for a quintessential .500 team. I guess I could be optimistic and try to read this as the start of a nice run. I'm just not sure I see that sort of thing in this club.

One quarter of a season down. A 21-19 record. It's hard to get very excited at this point.

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