In Doug’s Dugout today, we broach the second half, Tony LaRussa, and other observations.
As the Mets embark on the second half sprint towards the post-season (who would’ve predicted that?) the benchmark is Ten. That is, ten games above .500. If the team can improve their 6 games above .500 mark, and make another strong a push upward, they could zero in on 90-plus victories.
That will put them in the Wild Card hunt, if not the division. Who would’ve thunk it?
81 wins seemed like pie in the sky in March, but now it would be a letdown. The Mets could conceivably have their cake and eat it too-meaningful games in September with sweet payoff.
Heck, that is more than the Phillies might be able to say. However, expect a run or two from a talented, albeit battered collections of All-Stars. Finally, they are getting their forces (Howard & Halliday) back on the battlefield, but the war could be over already.
Nevertheless, with Philadelphia in quicksand, the Nats adamant about shutting dow...