They get swept, they sweep. They get swept, they sweep. That’s how it’s looked since Friday, June 8, when the Mets walked into Yankee Stadium, fresh off dropping two in Washington, with Johan Santana making his first nerve-wracking appearance since his no-hitter. It didn’t go well.
The gopher was well-fed by the time Sunday afternoon came around and the Yankees smirked their way to three victories. The Mets next limped down to Tampa, the fans fearful about the pitching they would face. We needn’t have worried. The New Yorkers won all three games, posting 29 runs to the Rays’ 9.
Chests sufficiently puffed out, the Mets returned home to face the Cincinnati Reds. They ran into a buzzsaw as a hot Cincy team looked like…well…a hot Cincy team. They managed just enough offense to soil everybody’s weekend and walked away with three wins of their own.
Not knowing what to expect, the Mets welcomed the Baltimore Orioles to the friendly Citi. What a welcome they gave them! R.A. Dick...