April was a terrific month for the Mets. A lot of things went right for them, but even after winning two of three in Atlanta, Willie Randolph was saying they hadn’t won anything, yet.
It’s my job to be the ants in your picnic dreams of the Mets winning the World Series.
So, here goes.
They have a six-game lead on the Braves, but Cincinnati, St. Louis and Houston have comparable records.
Pitching was supposed to be the Mets’ Achilles Heel, but so far their staff has been the league’s best. The operative words are “so far.”
The concerns of spring are still there. Pedro Martinez has pitched great, but is tired of talking about his toe. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t feel it. Tom Glavine has been terrific, but he’s still 40.
On the flip side, Victor Zambrano has been hot and cold, but was hot tonight, giving up a run in six innings in the 2-1 win over Washington. Brian Bannister is on the DL, so the Mets have already been exposed to injury.
There’s injuries and slumps, there’s the Braves getting better. There’s five months to go.
I’m not saying the Mets will go into the tank. Not even suggesting it. All I’m saying is that it is early.