Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
The Mets are 15-11 and moved four games above .500 for the first time since July 14, 2012.
They have 15 wins in April for the first time since 2007.
It’s worth noting the Mets started 0-3 to start 2014.
The day after being swept by the Nationals to start the season, I wrote this on MetsBlog:
“This is not good. … I know it’s early, but look at the schedule. There is a distinct possibility at this point, even if playing as well as they can, the Mets could begin May with a 10-17 record. … I know this ground can certainly be made up in the remaining 135 games. I hope it happens. However, I also know this city, I know how we behave, I know too well how local media can pounce on a narrative and beat a team to death before it ever gets a chance to find new life. This Mets team better have tough inner strength, a lot of focus and more skill than they’ve shown, because I have a feeling they’re going to need it.”
It’s been a long five years, so my skepticism is justified. However, the Mets are 65-60 dating back to June, 2013, most of which has been without Matt Harvey. I need to get over it and embrace Sandy Alderson’s desire to strive for more.
I started this season hoping to see 2014 end with a .500 finish, a playoff race in September and Noah Syndergaard and Rafeal Montero on the roster.
This all still seems possible… and maybe even a bit more. Fingers crossed…