Closing the Door Confounds the Mets

May 14, 2012 12:00 AM

Closing the Door Confounds the Mets

" The Mets rolled into Miami this weekend on quite a little roll.

Five straight wins, a sweep of the Phillies and a growing reputation as a blue collar band of comeback kids who were winning games on spit, polish and David Wright's remarkable start to the season. It was a really fun week and it has been a really fun season as players like Wright, Lucas Duda and Kirk Nieuwenhuis have flagged the flames of what had been a dying fire.

There are plenty of reasons why the Mets' start hasn't been a bigger story, from the Rangers to the Knicks to the fact that the record wasn't otherworldly good. But the biggest reason is probably the fact that there's still a lingering feeling that there's another shoe about to drop that ruins everything.

And, right on cue, Frank Francisco did everything he could to make you forget how much fun it had been to watch the Mets for the previous four games. He spit the bit on Friday night with a one-run lead in the ninth inning and blew a save for the second time this season "

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