I don't want to jinx it but my Mets to win over 72.5 wins bet might just come true. We are 3 wins away and still by no means a sure thing but I am feeling a little better about it. Let's do some quick hits.
Last week I wrote that if Dickey had a good start Saturday he would bring his career ERA under four, which he did. R.A. now sits at a respectable 3.98, still not low enough to reflect his current level of dominance. On the triple crown front R.A. maintains a healthy lead in K's and ERA and should win both easily. He is one win behind Gio and both have two starts left (unless Gio gets sat to rest for the playoffs, which might happen) so we might need some luck to make that happen.
Ike Davis is now tied for 6th most home runs in the league. Who would have thought after the Spring that Ike had he would have turned it around so much? 30 homers ties him future hall of famer Albert Pujols, home run champion Robinson Cano and fellow young slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Looking at the list he is only one behind Alfonso Soriano... Soriano is still playing baseball? And had thirty homers this year? Where have I been? If you asked me I would guessed Soriano had like 12 homers this season, man the Cubs are under the radar right now.
David Wright is currently the 4th best player in baseball according to fWAR. We have been tracking his status all year where he spent most of the season in second. He is now very much in danger of falling behind Buster Posey and has been totally blown out of the water by first place Mike Trout. Want to know what David Wright is also dangerously close to losing? A .300 season. He sits at .304 right now and has pretty much been slumping since July. Remember when we were having totally serious talks about whether or not he might have finish the season over .400? Oh, May. You were a good month full of great expectations and winning baseball, you faded so quick.