Monday, June 16, 2003

Games 65 - 67 - Mets

Mets 7, Anaheim Angels 3
Angels 13, Mets 3
Mets 8, Angels 0
Record: 31-36

This series was long on fireworks but short on drama, and it included a fair amount of surprises, including: Mike Bacsik pitching a good game; Timo Perez hitting a homer; gimpy Cliff Floyd legging out a triple; Jose Reyes hitting his first major league HR, a grand slam; having only three batters (the 6, 7, & 9 hitters, no less) manage hits in one game but scoring eight runs on eight hits; the suddenly studly Steve Trachsel firing a one-hit shutout. The interleague schedule that appearaed so daunting has played out pretty well for the Metropolitans thus far (5-4); all that's left is six against the Yankees. Those two series are interspersed with two against the on-again, off-again Marlins; it'd be nice to come out of the next two weeks ahead of Florida in the standings (currently a half-game behind them).

Based on the last week of Mets baseball, I have no idea what's going to happen this week or next week . . . and this is the most welcome feeling I have had all season. Accurately predicting the Mets' misfortunes was getting way to easy, and way too depressing.

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