After winning four straight, the Mets have put themselves in position of possibly righting their season. There’s reaching .500 and climbing out of the NL East basement, both of which can be reached during this road trip to Washington and Philadelphia.
Who would have thought it after a dreadful stretch in which they lost nine of ten games?
The improved starting pitching has gotten a lot of attention for the turnaround, but don’t forget the offense, which has scored 27 runs powered by nine homers.
Keying the attack has been David Wright, who went 6-for-14 with three homers and six RBI during the streak. Also hot has been Ike Davis, who carries a seven-game hitting streak into tonight’s game. During that stretch Davis is batting .417 with three homers and seven RBI.
The Mets have also been getting consistent production from Jose Reyes and Jason Bay the past week.
Chris Young will be activated from the disabled list tonight to face the struggling Nationals, who have lost four of its last five games. Young is 3-1 with a 2.18 ERA lifetime against Washington.
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