The monkeys have been very nostalgic in this column lately. We remember in 1986 how the Mets swept the Cardinals early in the season and made a strong statement to their nemesis that "This year things were going to be different."
Although, we are happy the Mets won 2 out of the 3 for the second time this season against the Phillies, a real opportunity was missed.
Mike Pelfrey didn't have his best stuff, but unlike last year, he did not completely fall apart. More length would have been a good thing, but he kept the Mets in the game.
Chase Utley, David Wright, Derrek Lee, Justin Upton. The NL MVP will come from that short list.
It was good to see the Mets finally get to Adam Eaton, a mediocre pitcher who had mysteriously dominated them in his career.
Here we were glad to see Jimmy Rollins out and all of a sudden "Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle," his replacement Eric Bruntlett makes a game saving play.
THINGS THAT DROVE US BANANAS
Can ESPN's Jon Miller stop calling him Carlos Bel-Tron?
Can't hit, can't bunt, what can you do? Luis Castillo needs to pick it up. We can't have 4 more years of this.