It is amazing how a team starts getting greedy when it starts playing better. For example, had Bobby Parnell blown Monday’s save opportunity they would be trying tonight to clinch this series with Atlanta.
After being 15 games under .500, the Mets are once again eight under. Several times they’ve been here, but unable to get to seven and get on the kind of roll that could legitimatize their prospects of a successful season.
HEFNER: Trying to rebound after mauling by Phillies. (AP)
Jeremy Hefner, who sizzled going into the break, as hammered by Philadelphia last Friday. Hefner has 13 quality starts to highlight a staff with a 3.20 ERA since May 26. Collectively, the staff has given up four earned runs in the last 36 innings, or since Hefner’s game coming out of the break.
Here’s tonight’s lineup:
Eric Young, LF: Is 2-for-18 on the homestand. Has .280 average since joining Mets.
Daniel Murphy, 2B: Hitting just .244 at Citi Field.
David Wright, 3B: Hitting .350 since the break. Ranks f...