Ouch! Last night was bad on so many levels. Last night was a 2007 flashback. Here’s my thinking on arguably one of the worst losses of the season.
1. Championship caliber teams don’t lose to teams like the Washington Nationals down the stretch. Not after last season, anyway.
2. Pedro Martinez pitched better than I thought he would, but you can’t let Anderson Hernandez beat you.
3. Technically, the bullpen didn’t lose the game, but I have no faith in Duaner Sanchez, a future ex-Met.
4. Where’s the offense?
Just bad in so many ways.
Jerry Manuel has been saying his faith in Pedro Martinez is in his experience, and that his “stuff,” is as good as it is going to get. That’s around 88, not a lot to be encouraged about.
In his last three starts Martinez has worked 15 innings, and given up 13 runs on 21 hits. Two of those starts have been Met losses to Philadelphia.
Overall, Martinez has given up 10 homers in his last eight starts. That’s not just rust.
Martinez hasn’t been giving the Mets innings, either. You can look for the Mets to go heavy into bullpen tonight, which, of course, is not comforting.