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?
At one time this season Mike Pelfrey was 9-1 and headed for the All-Star Game in a breakthrough season.
Then July came to derail his year and leave us wondering whether the first half was a fluke, a mirage and whether the good times were over and he had regressed as he went 3-6.
True growth comes from adversity and it looks as if July might become a watershed moment for him as he fought his way out of a tailspin to pitch great ball with a 1.64 ERA over his last three starts.
He’ll continue the rebound tonight against the Houston Astros at Citi Field.
I thought Pelfrey had pitched too good for too long in the first half to lose it completely, but I was concerned. Was it an injury? A loss in mechanics and subsequent loss in confidence?
Whatever it was, Pelfrey is once again pitching aggressively and quickly. That aura about him has returned.
If it comes back to say, it will be one of the highlights of this season.
NOTE: I have programmed the chat room to open around game time. I am currently getting ready to go to New Jersey for a wedding. No, not mine. I won’t be able to monitor t0night or tomorrow, but should be back in time for Sunday’s game.
I have enjoyed doing the Chat Room with you guys. It means a lot to me that you’re still with me. I’m the only Mets blogger that continually watches and comments the game with his readers.
The Chat Room has caught the attention of others to where I will expand it, beginning with Monday’s game with the Braves. I didn’t want to do it over the weekend when the viewing is down to begin with.
I have linked up with the Metsmerizedonline.web and their readers will joining us. Part of this agreement also includes being linked up with other team’s websites. It’s a new process, but we’re on the ground floor and I’m optimistic it will bring more readers to the blog.
I will still be in the room to converse with you so that won’t change as I would never sacrifice my readers. I believe this is something that will help the blog and I’m optimistic for your continued support.