Work in Sports
Mets don't rely on any one player to succeed
Tom Rinaldi, CNNSI.com
ST. LOUIS -- After seizing control of the NLCS with a ninth inning win in game 2, the Mets clubhouse was busy, packing bags for the trip back to New York.
As for who would be carrying them?
No one person or player, and that's the strength of this Mets club.
It's everybody's job to carry this team, and Game 2 was perfect proof.
Benny Agbayani executed a crucial sacrifice bunt.
If standouts like Al Leiter (with a solid seven innings, yielding 3 runs without walking a batter) and Mike Piazza do their jobs, it still might not be enough.
Game 2 proved the necessity for a true team, with all parts at least having an equal chance to contribute.
"I don't care if I'm 0-for-20," Jay Payton said. "My 21st at-bat, I'm going to be confident and try to get a hit."
Payton got the hit that gave the Mets a 2-0 series lead, and a strong chance New York will be packing its bags for a trip to the World Series.