The Washington Nationals were one thing. The Philadelphia Phillies were another. The Arizona Diamondbacks gave no hint whatsoever of what this New York Mets team can be. Three teams down, only one of them really gave the Mets a serious preview of what’s to come.
The upcoming series with the San Francisco Giants is a whole new ballgame. A 100-win team last year, they are a lot better than some of the competition the Mets have faced in the first week-plus.
In this series with the Giants, we’ll have our answer if ‘s all good, man with this ball club or if they’re about to be breaking bad.
A big early test for the Mets comes when the Giants visit them this week
The Giants were part of the death sentences for the Mets last August. You remember it. The Mets had to face them and the Los Angeles Dodgers for what felt like the entire month. This was one things officially spiraled out of control. The offense was coming up short. The pitching was getting hammered.
Despite not having what I would consider a superior roster, the Giants are an organization that seems to always find a way to compete. They are a good ball club, in spite of my doubts about them.
Working in the favor of the Mets could be the same thing we question whenever they play in San Francisco. Could jetlag help the Mets out a bit here?
It’s never easy to go from one coast to the other. And while the Giants are only making the trip from playing the Cleveland Guardians, they’re still far from home.
This hasn’t stopped the Giants before. They handled the Mets at Citi Field last year. Far more heartbreaking, they were the ones to eliminate the Mets in their last postseason game way back in 2016. Has it been that long already?
This series will tell us a lot more about the 2022 Mets. Are they the danger? Will they be the ones who knock?