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Just two weeks ago New York Mets fans were over the top with joy. Their team had swept the Braves and Dodgers and were on a 7 game win streak that included a 9-1 home stand. They went out to Philadelphia to play the Phillies and in the first game they won 9-1. After that the magic was gone from the team and the fans.

The Mets are coming off being swept by The Florida Marlins in a four game series that witnessed Oliver Perez lose his rotation spot, The Mets lose on a walk of ball in the dirt, John Maine throwing 12 straight balls to start the game and Johnathan Niese hurting his hamstring in the final game of the series. Now isn’t that a boat load.

The Mets have a lot of questions that need to be answered. Who are they going to get to fill in Oliver Perez’s spot? When does John Maine lose his? If Jonathan Niese goes on the DL who takes his spot? and that’s just for pitching.

The Mets bats haven’t been that good. David Wright has lost his All-Star MVP stigma. You can bet on Wright to get a strikeout at least once a game, 51 on the season so far. Is it time time for David to exit stage ‘Wright’ or will he bounce back? How about Jose Reyes? Manager Jerry Manuel put him in the 3 spot but that failed. Now he’s back at the top. Is it time for him to exit?

So many questions need answers and The New York Mets seem to have none. They are back to the bottom of the N.L. East and will face The Atlanta Braves for a 3 game series. Last time this situation came up the Mets went on their huge win streak to take the N.L. East. Is that magic going to happen again? You have a better chance of Wright striking out again.

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