Going into their series against the Colorado Rockies, the Mets were playing well, winning games and keeping themselves in the race for both the NL East and the Wild Card. While they didn't eliminate themselves from contention, one has to wonder, how good a team can be if they lose two of three against what was the worst team in baseball. Last night, the Mets salvaged their series against the National League doormat with a 9-3 win at Coors Field.

There must have been something in the air for the Mets to win the way they did. Ramon Castro hit his 3rd home run of the season and Marlon Anderson hit two homers for the first time in his career to help the Mets explode offensively. In the first two games of the series, the Mets only scored 6 runs while Castro and Anderson had 5 RBI all by themselves last night. Anderson was starting in the place of Mike Cameron who was dismal in Tuesday's loss. Carlos Zambrano improved his record to 5-9 in 7 innings of work.

The trade deadline is a few days away. Do the Mets move Cameron? Acquire Alfonso Soriano? Or play with the hand they've got? Certainly they can't count on offense from Castro and Anderson all season. That is unless Anderson is pinch hitting because then he's golden.

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