Alright, so the Mets have won four in a row. 3 against the NL East champion Phillies, and one against 10-2 Tim Lincecum. Carlos Beltran has been hitting well. They showed some real heart in Illadelph in two out of those three wins and all that is well and good. I guess about now we're envisioning winning series against the Giants and Rockies and maybe even going into the All Star break with a lead in the division. Let's not bet the farm on any of those things yet. There is, however, one reason for Mets fans to be excited.
Mike Pelfrey has won all 5 of his last 5 starts and has really been pitching in a dominant fashion for about 2 months now. We're not talking acceptable, we're talking dominant. I happened to be at the game about a month ago when the Pelf outpitched Brandon Webb, threw 8 shutout innings and got trotted out for the 9th in a clear boneheaded move by the brain trust of Wille Randolph and Rick Peterson, and then they brought in Wagner who promptly blew the save.
In case we're counting, Mets fans, there are currently 4 (somewhat) reliable starters in the Mets rotation. Johan has been getting hsoed by his teammates who apparently hate him, but has been pitching well. Maine is consistent and also consistent. Perez is hit or miss, as always, but has been very good recently, and he only needs confidence to get going. Their sucky starter? Some young upstart named Pedro Martinez. I think he'll figure it out soon. His arm is healthy, so that's what's important.