NEW YORK -- The steamroller otherwise known as the New York Mets has a full tank of gas and is pointed toward Philadelphia.
The Mets played like a first-place team Wednesday afternoon -- which is what they are, remarkably, after punctuating a historic 9-1 homestand with a 7-3 win over the Dodgers. They jumped all over a rookie pitcher early on. They got strong pitching themselves. And every player in their lineup made a positive contribution.