Don’t Get Too Excited

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The Mets beat the Phillies 8-5 last night. There were several good hitting performances. Jose Reyes had 3 hits and manufactured a run in the first inning. Carlos Beltran and Doug Mientkiewicz had 2 hits each (including a homer by Mientkiewicz). Brian Daubach hit his first homer since being promoted last week. Many of the local media are calling it an eruption or explosion of the Mets offense and are calling it the end of the Mets recent slump.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Though this, coupled with one big inning in a loss on Sunday, is definitely an encouraging sign it’s still too early to put the slump in the past. As a lifelong Mets fan who has seen my fair share of inconsistency in their play over the years I have been hardened to the optimism a single game can bring. I have no problem with optimism. In fact I’m more of an optimist than alot of Mets fans are. But more than an optimist I’m also a realist and reality dictates that 1 game doesn’t count for much in a season of 162 games.

Want to be encouraged by last night’s game? Go for it. Want to be optimistic and hope that this is the start of something big? I’m right with you. But there’s still 2 games left against the Phillies and a weekend series against the Yankees coming up so don’t call the slump over just yet.

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