Sunday, February 24, 2013

It's February 24, and the Mets have already won one game.

Is this a portent? Hardly; though it's encouraging to see that Zack Wheeler had a good two innings. There's video here. As of this writing (1:56 p.m.) a split squad of the Mets leads the Champions of the West (University of Michigan Wolverines) 3-2 in the top of the fifth, and the other squad leads the Astros 3-1 in the top of the third. I'm trying to contain my enthusiasm.

Update: they're still undefeated, tying the 'Stros 7-7 (after carrying a 7-6 lead into the bottom of the ninth) while the split squad beat the intrepid Wolverines 5-2.

Update-update: the bloom is off the rose. The Mets fall to the Nats in their second encounter in three days, 6-4, as their pitching gets shelled for 17 hits. Meanwhile, the Orioles remain undefeated by trouncing the Yanks 5-1, which makes Peter Wheelwright a happy man.