Special to Digital Sports Desk
By TERRY LYONS, Editor-in-Chief
FLUSHING – The New York Mets’ 2017 season has been a regular “Cyclone,” Not the weather version of a cyclone but rather the Coney Island version. It’s been a short, fast, curving type of roller coaster ride, consisting of wins, losses, injuries, rain-outs, hamstring-pulls, lat injuries to ace pitchers, and even some locker room antics, late-night hangovers, phone calls, suspensions, last-minute scratches of starting pitchers, all leading to highly disappointed fans, a contrite player apology and, ultimately, a 16-17, sub-.500 record.
It’s only May 10th and the Mets have experienced more than a full season or two share of ups and downs. Today, the final game of a still-early-season home stand for the Mets who had the potential to sweep a three-game set against the visiting and reeling San Francisco Giants, the single game became the forensic study for the entire season. The weather was near-glorious, but the “Cyclone” ran strong.
“He threw exactly how we had hoped,” said Mets manager Terry Collins. “It’s exactly what we had seen,” he added seemingly proud of the in-season waiver pick-up of May 1st.