Craig and Evan were live on air when the Mets finished off their sweep of the Phillies on Thursday, and needless to say, Evan was riding high.
“The New York Mets gave up 21 runs in two games to the Colorado Rockies, and they just swept the Phillies and gave up a grand total of three,” Evan said. “Let me put this in perspective. Mark Canha outscored the Philadelphia Phillies. Mark Canha drove in a combined six runs. The Phillies scored three runs over the three-game series.
“If you’re keeping score at home, that’s Mark Canha 6, Phillies 3. We’re back.”
Despite Evan declaring the Mets “back,” he does acknowledge that there are still concerns about the team that need to be addressed, though you have to feel much better about their outlook than you did just a few days ago.
“They’re in a playoff spot…and you’re only four games in the loss column behind Atlanta,” Evan said. “The concerns about this team still exist, let me make that clear…are there still concerns about the pitching? Absolutely.”
One of those concerns was the performance of Max Scherzer, but now, he has pitched to a 1.03 ERA over his last four starts after allowing just one earned run over seven innings of work on Thursday.
“Max Scherzer has now put together four awesome starts in a row,” Evan said. “And there were a lot of Mets fans just believing he was done. At least for now, because an injury could pop up at any moment, Max Scherzer has weathered the storm of his career being over.”