In Doug’s Dugout today, we discuss comebacks, a Hot Reuben Sandwich, and other insipid thoughts:
I will give the Mets kudos for not folding like a child’s tent in a wind storm, after Todd Helton (another Met killer) pinch-hit a grand slam off of Tim Byrdak in yesterday’s 8th inning. Byrdak has been perfect, but never, ever, never, throw one down and in to a lefty.
Helton crushed it, and almost the Mets in the process. All in all, a nice weekend in the city with the greatest natural backdrop in the majors. Factor in the Mets taking the series, after that brutal 11-run inning on Saturday, and Terry Collins’ troops continue to play with verve and nerve (sorry Clyde!).
It doesn’t hurt the offense that every time you look up Ruben Tejada is on base. Ten hits in a series establishes a Mets watermark, and have we already forgotten (Reyes) that this kid is only 21?
He is not part of the problem, but the solution. For now. There are more ups and downs to come, for sure. Like the old wooden...