The Mets said they understood the importance of this series in Atlanta and the need to sweep to have any chance of making September relevant. The Mets said they were ready. Can you imagine what would have happened had they not have been?
Last night’s dismantling at the hands of the Braves was disheartening not in that they loss, but in the manner in which they were beaten. They didn’t just mail in the game, they used Federal Express. There was a listlessness about them that I hadn’t seen much this summer. We hear how the Mets have their shortcomings, but that they always hustle and play hard.
I didn’t see that last night. I saw a flat team. A team that gave away countless at-bats. A team that in front of its owner, laid down. The Mets played like a team knowing its season is over and will have a new manager next year.
The Mets played without emotion, without passion to the point where it begs the question: If they don’t care why should we?
Tonight I’d like to introduce to you an expanded Mets Chat Room. I’ve linked up with Metsmerizedonline.com to bring you to the ground floor regarding chat rooms.
In addition to being hooked up to another successful Mets blog, we will be linked to other blogs from around baseball. There will be a Braves blog linked for tonight.
To access, please click onto the Mets Chat Room icon to the left of this post. It will bring you to another page. At the bottom on the right is where you can click on to register. Please use your same screen names that you normally would.
This is an experiment. It is a work in progress. I am greatly optimistic about the future of this type of chat room.
Once again Jose Reyes’ right oblique is hurting, with word he probably won’t be available until Thursday or Friday. Tough news considering the Mets need a sweep of their four-game series against Atlanta to retain even the remotest hopes.
It would be an unforgettable miracle if this team went on a run and reached the playoffs. But, this is a purely forgettable team without a hint of playing much better than they have for the past two months.
To the friends of this blog your continued support is greatly appreciated. Tonight I will introduce to you the expanded Chat Room. I’ve linked up Metsmerizedonline to form a bigger chat room that is also linked up to blogs from other teams.
I’ll have the normal chat room post, but with instructions on how to access the new room. I’m still be there to comment along with you. I hope this is the beginning of bigger and better things for the blog, which I’m sure there will be with your support.
I try to look for positives because being negative all the time can be draining. But, right now the positives, at least offensively, are scarce.
This team just doesn’t score any runs, and the odd thing is people are talking about blowing up this group and trading David Wright and Jose Reyes, the Mets’ two best, although inconsistent, offensive players. Doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense.
One of the season’s bright spots, R.A. Dickey, goes today against Houston. Dickey has been splendid all season and has pitched better than his 8-5 record indicates. He’s pitched deep into games, but has given up two late-inning homers in his last two starts to deprive him of victories. Otherwise, he’d have ten wins. He’d have even more than that with a little run supprt.
We’ve known for awhile now that the playoffs weren’t going to happen, but you’d like to see some form of growth, something to build on. But, right now there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of it.
After today, there are 32 games left. Ouch, where did the season go?