I asked some of our writers what they felt were the Best and Worst moments for the Mets in the first half, and it looks like the consensus for the best was when we swept the Yankees and the Empire State Building was brightly lit up in Blue and Orange.
Best Moment: I’d have to say sweeping the Yankees in four games was pretty special. You hang onto moments like that when you have a season like this. It showed the kind of fire the team possesses even in a bad season.
Worst Moment: How they’ve handled Jordany Valdespin. This guy definitely has some personal stuff he needs to work on, but this organization is at fault too. They seem to have no problem throwing him under the bus whether it be sending him out to get pegged or letting the world know he allegedly called his manager a “c**ksucker.” He’s been a PR disaster. R.I.P. El Dramático
Best Moment: It comes every 5th day.
Worst Moment: Those days in between.
Best Moment: Mets complete sweep of Yankees in home and home series.
Worst Moment: June 8-9, Mets drop two extra inning games to Miami, playing 30 innings.
Best Moment: Most Matt Harvey starts. And, of course, probably the “Super Tuesday” DH vs. the Braves with Harvey & Wheeler shutting down Atlanta for a two-game sweep.
Worst Moment: Jon Niese departing with a shoulder injury.
Best Moment: Sweeping the Yankees in four games
Worst Moment: Not one individual moment, but the continued struggles of Ike Davis.
Best Moment: It’s a tie. Kirk’s walk-off against the Cubs, only because it’s proving to have been kind of a turning point, and sweeping the Yankees.
Worst Moment: Getting swept by the Marlins after the Yankee series.
Best Moment: July 1st victory over the Diamondbacks in 13 innings
Worst Moment: Pretty much every Ike Davis at bat or the Johan situation
Best Moment: Sweeping the Subway Series
Worst Moment: Every Ike Davis AB
Best Moment: Sweeping the Yankees
Worst Moment: Too many bad ones to list, but no particular one that stands out.
Best Moment: Matt Harvey’s April 3rd start that solidified him as the Mets Ace
Worst Moment: Embarrassing how Terry Collins used the younger players early on.
Best Moment: I’ll go with the “Harvey’s Better” chants. That was the moment when it was official: Harvey had captured the minds and hearts of Mets fans everywhere. Our sweep of the Yankees is also up there on the list, if those 4 games can be counted as one moment.
Worst Moment: Definitely the news about Johan Santana. After all he went through to get back on the field, after the No-Hitter. It was tough to hear that his days as a Met, and possibly as a professional baseball player, may have come to an end.
Harvey Day got a lot of mentions for Best Moments too…
My favorite moment is definitely Matt Harvey… My favorite Harvey Day was Super Tuesday when he almost hurled a no-hitter against the Braves and held them hitless for six innings and struck out 13. That was an awesome game…
My worst moment would have to be the news that Johan Santana would miss the rest of the season. That was a body blow… So was getting swept by the Marlins to a lesser degree.