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162-0

Posted By Howard Megdal On April 9, 2012 @ 8:51 am In Citi Field,Today's Mets headlines | Comments Disabled

So the first undefeated season is still in play three games in. I value your intelligence too much to spend much time pointing out that a 3-0 start doesn’t mean much. The 2007 Mets started out 3-0. That ended poorly. The 1986 Mets started out 2-3, then won 108 games. And the 1987 Brewers began 13-0, but failed to win the American League East. Naturally, even if the Brewers went 162-0 this year, they wouldn’t wil the AL East. (One tough division!)
Anyhow, the wins do matter, and getting excited about a small regular season start is infinitely more rational than getting worried about a spring training record. What I mostly took out the weekend was that the Braves look like they dies at the end of last season, when they collapsed and lost the wild card lead, and no one has had the heart to tell them yet.
Having seen Washington a good bit this year, including live in Florida last month, I can say that they are quite a bit more talented. Still, the Mets are avoiding Michael Morse until at least Tuesday as he recovers from a lat strain, which is good. And Bryce Harper isn’t up from Triple-A just yet. And Ross Detwiler got the fifth starter job over John Lannan, so they don’t have to face the Siena product who seems to beat them as a matter of course.
But there will be plenty of talent on hand for this three-game set. My prediction? Ike Davis will finally get a hit, and David Wright won’t continue hitting. 667. Other than that, all bets are off.

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