Sorry for not having posted the last several days. Things at work have gotten a bit busy with a big project nearing an all too agressive deadline preventing me from posting more regularly than I have in the last week and a half or so.
In the second half the Mets have managed to get 2 games over .500 and are now 5 1/2 games behind first place Washington and 5 behind Atlanta for the Wild Card. They’ve played some good ball and will need to continue to do so if they stand a chance at catching either of the above mentioned teams.
David Wright continues to improve as his recent promotion to the 5th slot in the batting order (ahead of Mike Piazza) shows. He’s learning and coming along very well. Michael Morrissey has a nice piece in today’s New York Post about Wright’s career since being called up to the big leagues one year ago today.
In other news, Steve Trachsel pitched 2 2/3 innings in his first rehab start. He could be ready to return in mid august which is only a few weeks away. That means things could get interesting in the starting rotation. There could be a deal in the works to trade one of the current starters for help in another area so there could be room for Trachsel when he’s ready to return. It could also be doom for Kazuhisa Ishii despite the fact that he seems to have complete backing by Willie Randolph in spite of his lousy numbers this year. It’ll be interesting to see how this situation shakes out.