The Mets reached .500 with a 9-8 win over the Padres last night. They're now 57-57 and a mere 17.5 games out of first in the NL East. But on the second batter he faced, starter Mike Pelfrey did not inspire appropriate confidence for the 21,000 who made it out to Citi Field. We'll consider it just a momentary spell of doubt, though: in the past 18 hours, the Mets have done just fine.