In a way, he’s playing just like his team.
David Wright is swinging free and easily, which is exactly how his Mets are playing as they enjoy the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame today before starting a three-game series in Cleveland.
“There doesn’t seem to be any anxiety or rush to his swing,’’ manager Jerry Manuel said of Wright, who homered twice Sunday in Baltimore. “It’s kind of like it is sitting on a tee for him.’’
Well, the Orioles were like a ball on a tee over the weekend, a team ready to be swatted, but the Indians, a team also struggling is playing better of late.
So are the Mets, who are 1½ games out of first in the National League East and a season-high seven games over .500. The Mets are playing exactly like the promised they would.
“We’re playing good baseball,’’ Manuel said. “All along we said if we played good baseball we’d be among the top tier teams. Right now things are going our way. We’re making big hits when they are needed to be made and we’re making big pitches when they are needed to be made.’’
The pitching, in particular, has been superb with a sub 3.00 ERA for the month of June.
So, what’s your confidence level now with the Mets? Have they turned the corner and will be a contender the rest of the way or is this a blip on the radar screen? Or, can they sustain this only with a trade at the deadline?
Are the Mets as good as they are playing right now?