Originally posted on Mets Fever  |  Last updated 4/30/12
The team's extra inning win last night allowed them to match their high water mark of the season, four games over .500. Winning five of their last six, the Mets now find themselves within one game of the division leading Nationals and Braves.

At this point, most things are going well for the Metropolitans. Headed into Houston, a team which has posted only an 8-14 record to date, the Mets have an opportunity to continue their strong start.

Currently, the top four hitters in the lineup (Kirk, Tejada, Murphy, and Wright) are all batting above .300. The team has gotten strong starting pitching for the most part and with a few exceptions, the bullpen hasn't outright cost the Mets any games.

With the exception of Mike Pelfrey, the injury bug hasn't effected the team's primary players, leaving the roster in tact to handle its business. Today brings with it the return of Andres Torres who in one fashion or another fill the void left by Jason Bay.

At this point the Mets look poised to enter May where few fans and even fewer experts predicted they would be, right in the thick of the division. Continued strong play from the pitching staff, combined with the excellent hitting we've seen thus far will be necessary to keep them there, but for right now fans can take solace in the idea that maybe their team is quite a bit better than everyone anticipated.
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