Look, if I had told you that you’d wake up on August 1, 1969 and the Mets would be in second place, just 6.5 back, and 55-44 you wouldn’t have believed me. You’d believe Man walked on the Moon, but not this.
So let’s be happy about this magical summer.
That said, I think it’s clear the wheels are coming off. That doubleheader against the Astros was a wakeup call, and even Terrific couldn’t summon his ridiculous good luck. The Mets lost 2-0.
Tom Seaver wasn’t bad (2 runs in 7 innings) but Tom Griffin was better (8 scoreless for Houston). Look Tom, you scammed a lot of wins early in the year, this is just the law of averages evening things out.
And of course Gil didn’t play Shamsky. SMH.