The kids carried the Mets through the four-game sweep in Arizona, so they can be forgiven for their lack of productivity today. But where were the veterans? Again, Beltran and Floyd, who have combined to drive in only five runs over the past 11 games, were not factors.
Also, according to Espn.com, Mets skipper Willie Randolph thinks the team can take the wild card. But this is a team that entered today only four games out of first in the division. With more than a month to go, why are the sights already on second best? Granted, no one here at Zisk thinks the Mets will be in the post-season, but as Mets fans we're supposed to be skeptical. Shouldn't Willie don the cap of "optimist"?