Mets Chat Room; can they win two in a row?

There are a lot of ugly stats I could throw out you to explain the Mets sliding out of playoff contention, but one sticks out: They haven’t won back-to-back games since June 22-23.

Game #113 vs. Rockies

Kind of says it all, doesn’t it?

The 56-56 Mets will try to keep their faint playoff aspirations alive behind Jon Niese, who’ll try to follow up what Mike Pelfrey gave them last night. Pelfrey, who had been hit hard since last June, threw seven scoreless innings.

Niese (7-5, 3.63 ERA) is 0-1 with a 7.15 ERA in two career starts against the Rockies, including giving up five runs in five innings April 14 in a 6-5, 10-inning loss at Denver.

Niese is coming off a no-decision in his last start when he gave up a run in seven innings at Philadelphia.

The Mets went 2-4 during their Atlanta-Philly road trip, in large part because of the slumping David Wright and Carlos Beltran.

Wright, who led the National League in hitting with a .351 average in June and July, is a paltry 2-for-29 with eight strikeouts in eight game in August.

Meanwhile,  Beltran has been frigid since coming off the DL to start the second half, hitting only .195.

NOTE: I will be working tonight and out of the chat room.

5 thoughts on “Mets Chat Room; can they win two in a row?

  1. Grand Slam to Melvin Mora in the 8th with two outs and a one run lead? Set up by a wild pitch/IBB to load the bases? Why, Jerry, why?

  2. so niese goes 7 with one run and they blow it 6-2?

    so how what record do they need to make it to 85 wins?

  3. to get to 85 wins they need to go 29-20

    the poll has 3 people saying they will make the playoffs.

    85 wins probably wont get them in and that is a tall order.

  4. at this point i think niese is your #2. you could make a case for dickey also.

    but niese has two more months to go and he will have had a very nice season.

    pelfrey for all his stuff has yet to put together one good season.

    i wouldnt want to put that kind of pressure on niese, but he is clearly better than pelfrey. he doesnt melt down. pelfrey always finds a way to melt down during the season.

  5. on a non baseball topic

    isiah thomas will not be coming to the knicks. apparently something got in the way of his being a consultant to a professional team and a full time college coach.

    perhaps the mets are not the worst franchise in ny.