The Daily News' coverage of last night's game is here. It noted something we have all been commenting on -- the starting pitching has been back lately. Mirage? Possibly -- a lot of it has come against the Nats and at Petco, but it beats the alternative.
From TFA: "Even as former No. 2 starter Brett Myers undergoes hip surgery today in New York, at which point his season likely will end, the performance of this rotation has never been brighter. Since that May 18 game against the Nationals, when their ERA ballooned to a league-worst 6.35, the team's starters have allowed just 41 earned runs in 91 innings. That's an ERA of 4.06, more than two runs better than the aforementioned mark.
In all but two of the past 15 starts, a starter has pitched into the sixth inning, and in all but four a starter has finished the sixth."
Folks, that is a great improvement -- not great in the absolute sense, but definitely much better than the place we were in, crying ourselves to sleep, crouched in the shower. Here's hoping it is not a mirage. I suspect the Dodgers and Mets will tell us something about whether things are back on track or whether this is a blip. Another fun stretch in a long season coming up.