Jeremy Hefner was a surprise last night. Last time out he looked pretty good, but the rain dampened the rest of his start so I figured why not wait until the next one before I start making comments.
Last night was a good sophomore effort by Hefner. It could have went eiher way, especially with the threat of rain in the forecast, but he didn’t seem to be affected by his last start and was able to give the Mets six innings towards a win over the Phillies. The highlight of the night was Hefner being able to lift a ball over the left field fence for his first major league home run – which was also his first major league hit. As Howie said on the broadcast last night, “You just can’t make this stuff up!”
Hefner is just one of the many bright spots this team has had in 2012, along with the likes of Ruben Tejada, Josh Thole, Dan Murphy and even veteran David Wright who keeps flirting with a batting average of .400 – more than anyone ever expected from this team.
Let’s not forget that with Tejada, Thole and Turner on the DL, the Mets are still finding a way to win and are just as good as anyone in the NL East. Yes, I said it. At this very moment, there is no dominant team in their division and it’s going to come down to who can play better for the longer period of time.
For now I’m just enjoying the ride and looking forward to more bright spots. Let’s Go Mets!