If 3 & 3 were to borrow a page from the long running children’s show Sesame Street, this edition would be sponsored by the letters P & U. Those two letters sum up how the Mets performed in this three game series. We were so hard pressed to come up with 3 “Ups”, our guys from SNY make their season debut in that category.
1) R.A. Dickey: I honestly thought R.A. Dickey had a shot to make Met’s history on Monday night by pitching the first no hitter in franchise history. Early in the game Dickey held the Astros hitters in check with his knuckle ball. Then the Astros broke through scoring 3 runs and knocking R.A. out of the game. Yet another good effort by a Met starter that went to waste. In fact, it was the only good outing by a starter the entire series.
2) David Wright: David Wright looks like a different player this season. He looks more relaxed, and he is hitting the ball very well. He’s also acting like a leader. This is David Wright’s team and he’s acting that way. ...