It’s been a long time since Johan Santana won a game, and most of that falls on the offense. Things have changed and if he pitches as he has the last six times out (that is if the rain doesn’t bag this) he could pitch the Mets within a half-game of first place.
They go for five straight tonight, but we know how things have been all year with this team. I have a sense something is different, but I’ve said that, too. What we do know is the season is far from over, and the team I picked to win the NL East has as good a shot as any.