Last week’s question was: How should the Mets management treat the rest of the season?
Here are the results:
The season is over. Time to start making trades and developing young players for next season.—35 percent
Wait until core players come back to see how the team plays before raising the white flag. —16 percent
Fire Omar Minaya.—16 percent
Fire Jerry Manuel.—1 percent
Fire Minaya and Manuel.—20 percent
“Never stop, never stop fighting till the fight is done.” – 12 percent
Some 37 percent of you wanted someone fired, whether it be Manuel, Minaya or both. Still more of you are still optimistic that the Mets still have a shot. Well, time will tell with this 10-game homestand starting tonight against the Colorado Rockies. The consensus is if they can win three games out of four from the Rockies, they’ll have a chance in the Wild Card race. If they get swept, they’re done.
A series win against the Astros over the weekend was a nice momentum builder heading into their series against the Rockies. It was their first series win since they took two games from the Reds before the All-Star break, which coincidentally is when they had their last two-game winning streak. This time they won’t have the All-Star Game to break up that momentum.
Jonathon Niese provided a breath of fresh air to the pitching staff, while Livan Hernandez limited the damage to three runs in yesterday’s game. He settled down nicely and pitched six more solid innings. The two of them combined to win two games against an over-.500 team. Oliver Perez looks to keep up the win streak tonight.
Obviously, it’s not all about the pitching, and the Mets’ bats erupted for 22 runs in three games. They even scored enough to win Friday, but Johan Santana wasn’t his usual sharp self, giving up five runs to take the loss. They did all that without Gary Sheffield, who was placed on the disabled list. David Wright, Jeff Francoeur, Luis Castillo, Angel Pagan and Omir Santos have been handling the bat well lately. The Mets are even hitting home runs again. They’ll need to continue that offensive outburst to have a chance to compete for the Wild Card.
This week’s poll question is: What will the Mets’ 10-game record be during this home stand?