April 16, 2012 12:00 AM
" Losing 8-2 to a team that has spent the last five years dominating the NL East because your bullpen and defense imploded normally isn't something that leaves you feeling good about yourself.
The Mets might not have been smiling after getting whupped by the Phillies on Sunday, but they weren't shedding any tears, either. They won two of three in Philly over the weekend, a nice turnaround from the final two games of the Nationals series when it looked like the same old Mets were rearing their ugly heads.
David Wright's injury isn't too serious, Ike Davis finally hit some balls hard and even Jason Bay hit a home run. Jumping to conclusions based on two games last week was a mistake and the Mets aren't turning into a pumpkin just yet.
Now, on to the rest of the Good, Bad and Ugly of our local baseball weekend.
GOOD: Derek Jeter's making a lot of people erase those "Is he too old?" columns they had prewritten for April with one of the best starts of his career, including a 5-14 weekend against the Angels. Luckily, those people had also prewritten "Is Jeter going to break Pete Rose's hit record?" columns as well "
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