If you weren't watching tonight's series opener between the Mets and Phils, you missed something special. No, not R.A. Dickey's 14th straight quality start. Not the fact that the Phillies got old in a hurry (they really did).
You missed Jason Fucking Bay going OPPOSITE FIELD off Cliff Lee.
HO. LEE. SHIT.
Aside from the obvious, the Mets need his bat more than ever, with David Wright likely (and rightfully so) heading to the DL. If Bay and Ike (1-23 now) can get going, the loss of Wright won't be as bad.
Even then, they're not going to outslug anyone, so it's all about timely hits and good starting pitching like they got tonight. I wouldn't have lifted Dickey after 100+ pitches, but I like the idea of going from soft Dickey to hard Parnell...that's what she said.
Game 7: Mets 5, Phillies 2
Mets 2012 record: 5-2