Click here for a recap of yesterday’s game.
The Mets overcame a great performance by Atlanta Braves starter John Smoltz to earn their first victory of the season. I can’t verbalize my excitement any better than Chuck ‘n’ Duck so I won’t even try.
One point about this victory that I haven’t seen talked about very much is that this was a real character building game. When faced with such a strong start by an opposing pitcher you can either turn over and die or you can channel in and try even harder. In the last few years when Mets teams have been faced with this kind of situation they most often did the former. It’s nice to see that this team did the latter and was even able to win the game. Hopefully this is a preview of the type of team this will be and not just an abberation.