The streak is over! Dave Murray, your Mets Guy In Michigan, just witnessed moments ago his first Mets win in person since 1991. Dave's self-termed Streak of Shame had encompassed eleven losses at nine different ballparks, including two that no longer exist and one that has sat abandoned since Robinson Cancel was a growth stock.
But it's over. Dave attended today's Mets-Reds game at Great American Ball Park and came away with a great Metropolitan victory that he could pack up and drive home to Western Michigan. He leaves behind in the mighty Ohio an Adam Dunn-sized monkey that previously resided on his back. That burbling sound you heard was it drowning. I spoke to Dave ever so briefly after Billy Wagner struck out Jay Bruce and 17 years of disappointment in precisely that order. Dave was not a little happy.
The Mets are tied for first again, their co-leaders the Phillies coming in Tuesday. Pelfrey battled, Sanchez persevered, Castro homered, Delgado continued, Argenis Reyes occupied the middle of things, Jose Reyes tripled a team-record 63rd time and Wagner saved. There are so many positives to bask in from this afternoon in Cincinnati. But Dave Murray seeing the Mets win? That, like Robinson Cancel doubling, happens barely once per decade.