Going into a weekend with their crosstown rivals, the Mets need all the momentum they can get and the Cincinnati Reds, the sole occupants of the NL Central cellar, were just the team to provide it. In yesterday's 10-6 win, the Mets had 13 hits and were aided by 4 errors by the Reds. Tom Glavine won his second game in a row, pitching 6 innings while allowing 2 runs on 9 hits. The sweep is nice payback for the Mets who had the start of their season derailed when they were swept in Cincinnati to open the season.
Offensively, it seems like Mike Piazza and Kaz Matsui are finally coming around. Then again, they couldn't really get much worse, could they? Piazza was 4-4 in yesterday's game including a double that was close to being a home run. Matsui was 2-5 with 4 runners left on base, but won the game for the Mets on Tuesday.
In other Mets news, Dominic Valila, the head groundskeeper for the Mets was indicted because of his involvement in a gambling ring. WNBC reports that the district attorney said there was "no reason to believe the Mets' players, front office or managerial or coaching staff were involved." The gambling ring reportedly benefits the Bonanno crime family.
The Mets are off until their three game series against the Yankees which starts Friday. Perhaps another Subway Series surprise?