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The Aftermath: Game 126

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Is this fun or what? Not only are the Mets in the thick of the playoff hunt, they are lighting up Arizona pitching to the tune of 37 hits and 32 runs over the past two nights. The Mets are a season-high six games over .500, a mark not seen since 2002. They are tied for third in the NL East and sit just two games back in the Wild Card standings.

Mike Jacobs is hitting .538/.625/1.538 in his 13 big league at-bats, clobbering four homeruns, a double and two singles, drawing three walks to only one strikeout, and scoring eight runs while driving in nine. He emulated Chipper Jones' swing and stance growing up, and you can certainly see that in his at-bats. His swing is very smooth and has a natural upward trajectory, and he seems to be very comfortable at the plate right now. As much pain as Jones has caused us in the past, if Jacobs becomes half the hitter Jones is he will be very, very good.

David Wright is awesome.

Cliff Floyd and Carlos Beltran combined to go 0-for-7 last night and the Mets still put 18 runs on the board. Ramon Castro is making his case to be the primary backstop for the Mets in 2006, and even Kaz Matsui collected three hits last night to raise his average to .232 *coughs*.

If you throw away June, Jose Reyes is hitting .289/.320/.418.

And finally, great job by everyone involved in the game chatter last night. It helps when the Mets' offense goes ballistic.