The team commonly referred to as the New York Mess is anything but that this season. Yeah, they’ve had their usual injuries here and there, but they’ve been on a hot streak as of late. They started off the season incredibly strong but most people, including diehard fans such as myself, expected that to end rather quickly–but the Mets just kept winning! Though they’ve been playing rather well all season, this past weekend was probably the most exceptional weekend for the 2012 NYM thus far. First off, Friday, June 1st 2012 is now a historic date for the Mets’ franchise as Johan Santana–who missed a season due to major shoulder surgery–threw the Mets’ first EVER no-hitter. It was an incredible evening…not to mention it was against the “best hitting team” and defending World Series champions, the St. Louis Cardinals. The series with the Cardinals continued on Saturday, where R.A Dickey helped the Mets get another shutout win over the Cards. Yesterday, June 3rd, wasn’t a shutout win, but a 6-1 win over the Cards as well.
The Mets are now tied for 1st place in the NL East with the Nationals (another surprising team this year) and the
Florida Miami Marlins with former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes. If the Mets can manage to beat the Cards and sweep the 4 game series tonight, they’ll find themselves at the top. The Mets are currently 31-23 in the NL East which is proving to be the best division in the National League this season as all 5 teams, even the struggling Phillies, are above .500. The only other division in baseball that shares that statistic this season is the American League East where the Yankees reside. In other news, the Yankees are 3rd in their division with a 29-24 record. The Mets are ahead of the Yankees AND the Phillies? It must be 2012…but I’m NOT complaining!
Let’s just hope the Mets keep on winning. If the world’s going to end, I’d like to at least see the Mets win a World Series title first.