Hi guys. Sorry for the late post. I think, if you want to boil down last night’s game, it was the embodiment of all things wrong with the team this season.
Johan Santana, as usual, had a start in which he could have won wasted. The bullpen, especially K-Rod – high expectations gone sour? – let him down. And, let’s not forget about the failure to hit in the clutch.
On a night in which they needed their “A’’ game, the Mets came up with a C at best. Let’s face it, giving up a dozen runs isn’t going to win you many games.
There was a glimmer when Sean Green found it, but he’s lost it again, gone as far as Albert Pujols’ grand slam.
After winning three straight against Colorado to open this home stand, the Mets have hit another skid. Today’s game against the Cardinals is about salvaging the homestand.
This time, the hole indeed might be too deep. West Coast trips are never easy, and we know what happened the last time the Mets were in San Diego. Swept away, they were, and soon after Willie Randolph was gone.
Then there’s Atlanta and Philly looming again. Three weeks from now, they could be 15 games or more behind.
By that time, it might be time to consider shutting down Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran for the remainder of this lost season.