Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/10/12
The Mets are playing these days without their starting shortstop, Ruben Tejada, who is sidelined because of a strained right groin. They also are playing without their starting catcher, Josh Thole, who has a concussion. They are playing without their starting left fielder, Jason Bay, who is recovering from a fractured left rib. And they are playing without one of their starting pitchers, Mike Pelfrey, who recently underwent Tommy John surgery. Every one of those players was thriving before his injury. Yet the Mets are also somehow winning, sweeping the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park and taking five games in a row overall to poast an 18-13 record. For a team that appeared to boast little roster depth heading into the season, the Mets have been able to cobble together victories with a cast of rookies, backups and career journeymen. "The way we've gotten to where we are right now is that there's been so many different people who have come through," manager Terry Colli...
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