Where’s the light for the Mets?

The Mets didn’t exactly win one for Brad Emaus last night, but in his honor played crappy baseball as they were stuffed by the Houston Astros, a team they should handle.

Guess not.

“Our team has not played well in any aspect,’’ GM Sandy Alderson said last night, narrowing it down. The Mets were supposed to be under talented on the field, but they were supposed to hustle and play sound fundamentally. That was going to keep them competitive.

The foundation is pitching, but the Mets have cracks all over. Jon Niese was behind in the count all evening and it is somewhat of a surprise he only gave up two runs through six innings.

RA Dickey goes tonight. He kept the ball around the plate for the most part last season, but that’s past tense. His control, like that of Mike Pelfrey, is also off. Dickey is no longer a surprise, he no longer sneaks up on teams. Teams are waiting for him.

The bullpen has been a disaster, and now we learn Bobby Parnell has numbness in his middle finger and can’t properly grip the ball. His velocity has been down. So much for him being the eighth-inning set-up reliever and future closer. There are just too many issues for him. Should the numbness persist, the disabled list can’t be far away.

Numbers wise, the Mets are averaging giving up roughly three runs a game after the fifth inning, a clear indictment of their bullpen. On the bright side, Francisco Rodriguez in on a pace to not reach 55 competed games.

But, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Jason Bay is back tomorrow.


4 thoughts on “Where’s the light for the Mets?

  1. if this keeps up there will be no pretense about the all star break.

    wholesale selling. if we are lucky we get good in 3 years a la the marlins.

  2. i am reading comments on the team and it is bad.

    i can see fred calling up sandy and saying do something!

    whatever alderson’s plan may be when the boss gets in your face and demands action you do it.

    the team is bleeding money. the team is terrible and the owners have everyone in their business.

    these are tough times.

    the team will get better when the owners sell the team and hopefully the lawsuit goes with it. a fresh owner with no immediate expectations will be good for the team. if the admin stays and they are competent we can have a good team in a few years. I dont mean a world series team, but a team with talent and potential like the 1984 team.

  3. ” a team they should handle”. Not a true statement. This is a team that has no fundamentals, or no baseball intelligence; has no ability to hit in the clutch, has no bench, has no bullpen that a manager can trust day in and day out, has a starting rotation of mediocre pitchers and injury plagued pitchers, has a GM that thinks he can “make” the tam play better by replacing one minor leaguer with another. This is a team that you cannot ever say “should handle”.