Perez: No better than a No. 5?
Instead of packing to head to Wrigley Field, the Mets will be in today to clean out their lockers. They will drift in throughout the afternoon. The Mets are telling us 11:30 until 3:30. Why 11:30?
Let’s figure it out …
I’m guessing a lot of guys will be in before that and leave before answering questions about another late season fade.
“We failed,” David Wright said yesterday. “We failed as a team.”
That they did. Yesterday, was a microcosm of all that went wrong.
Starting pitching: Oliver Perez showed he’s not an ace. Or even close to it. Perez finished the season at 10-8 with 17 no-decisions. Out of 34 starts, he came away with a no-decision half the time. Terrible. He can’t close the deal. In his biggest game of the season he gave the Mets 5 1/3 innings. Thanks for showing up.
Bullpen: No blown save yesterday, but does it matter? Back-to-back jacks were the difference. For the record, 29 blown saves overall. That is the stat of the season.
Offense: The Mets have an offense? Not yesterday. Two runs on four hits won’t get it done.
The Mets will pack to go home. Many of them never to return to this clubhouse. Who should go and who should stay? More on that today.
Please stay tuned throughout the day.