Our man David drove in yet another run today--in fact, it was the 4th Mets run in a row he drove in. Finally the rest of the team--even starting pitcher Brian Bannister--decided to get into the act in the 7-1 pounding of the Nationals. Carlos Beltran even hit a home run that I think went over the Washington Monument. Of course, these wins over the Nationals are what a team favored to make it to the playoffs must do to the subpar teams in their own division. It's the home series with Milwaukee and (shudder) Atlanta starting Friday that will be the first true test of these 2006 Mets.
Also worth checking out today: a fun Wright Q&A on the Mets blog done by New York Daily News beat writer Adam Rubin. Rubin has also written a great book about the 2005 Mets called Pedro, Carlos, and Omar : The Story of a Season in the Big Apple and the Pursuit of Baseball's Top Latino Stars. It's a perfect book for communting, as you can get a couple of chapters done during a 45 minute train ride.