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Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

The Dam Finally Breaks for the Mets

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The Mets easily put runners on base. But then, the bats don’t move. Dust forms on them. Cobwebs begin to appear. Tumbleweeds roll by the batter’s box. The home-plate area becomes a ghost town, complete with an old codger trying to bamboozle a tourist family that’s passing by. The runners stranded idly on base grow foot-long beards. They eventually die and become rotting corpses. Skeletons crumble onto the bases. Nothing but a lonely breeze is heard. Vultures swoop down to check out the pickin’s. That was the (somewhat overdramatic) scene for the Mets’ offense during Monday’s game and the first seven innings last night. One called third strike after another. One weak pop-up after another. One stranded base-runner after another.

But in the eighth inning, something exciting happened, something so unexpected and out of the blue I wouldn’t have believed it unless I saw it with my own eyes – the Mets hit with runners on base. And they couldn’t stop hitting. They banged out singles. They ripped …

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