Today was the kind of trap game winning teams can fall into if they play down to the opposition. The Mets, however, in what appeared to be a 3-1 non-descript win over Washington, continue to apply the pressure. Today was a clear sign there’s no complacency, and that’s a credit to manager Willie Randolph.
The good signs were many:
- Steve Trachsel threw 6 2/3 solid innings.
- They got what proved to be their winning run on a homer from a role player, Michael Tucker.
- David Wright has struggled at the plate, but stole a base to set up the tying run in the seventh.
- They manufactured two runs in taking advantage of three Nationals’ errors.
- The bullpen was the kind of bridge theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve enjoyed all season to Billy Wagner, who picked up his 28th save.
Wright said it all: “There’s no let up with this team.’’
Go back and check the record. All championship teams say the same thing.