12.6.07

Mets Lose Third In A Row, Tailspin Official

Wow, after such a euphoric beginning, what a miserable, bloody stretch.


Is there a second gunman from the window shooting down our dreams or the Mets merely shooting themselves in the foot?

Lose two of three to the D-bags at home. Get swept by the Phillies at home. Lose two of three to the Tigers and now this: losing the opener of their series against the Dodgers.

Willie knows that second spot in the batting order is sweet nestled between Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran - isn't that why Shawn Green returning from the DL and returning to LA, was slotted there and got two hits, including an RBI single AND stole a base?

Well that's the highlight reel, folks.

El Duque tossed the work of mere mortals after two consecutive beaming outings, the Mets returned to scratching out runs like an inmate scratches out tiny little openings in the prison wall eventually hoping to build a tunnel and the Mets lost 5-3, their 8th loss in 10 games.

But look, the first two months of this season were so goddamned beautiful you had to expect this at some point. What kind of story doesn't have the hero having to overcome some epic inner or external struggle before finally seizing the day again?


Let's not be sad about this streak...

I'm not going to worry. I'm going to be happy. Here are my Top Three Reasons To Be Happy In The Face Of Epic Adversity:

1. Despite this miserable stretch, The Mets are still 2 1/2 games ahead of the Braves and 4 1/2 games ahead of the Phillies.

2. The bullpen outings of Schoeneweis, Mota and Feliciano combined for 2 1/3 scoreless innings and only Schoeneweis even allowed a hit.

3. Another day closer to the epic return of Pedro. (oh, let's not start slating Pedro as the turning point of the season already. By August our lead should be double digits already...)

Granted, these are all weak premises but note I didn't include Shawn Green's return. The day that Shawn Green makes the difference in a Mets tailspin and turns the team around, I too, will shave my head in solidarity...

4 comments:

GaryG said...

Not much to be happy about. Well, the only positive out of this losing is we can't say it only happens at home and blame it on "home cooking" or "back spasms" which only occur while playing at Shea.

At least we're playing consistent. Consistently lousy.

Seriously, we gotta get back in gear before the weekend's matchup in the Bronx. Whatever happens on Sat/Sun, we gotta get up for Friday's game against Clemens.

Jaap said...

Wow, Friday night against Clemens, that will be brill (but only if the Mets clean his clock and send him and his groin packing early...)

Yes, we are playing poorly but I can't expect many teams to go through an entire season without a bad stretch. If we can hold the lead in the NL East despite playing this badly, our chances are pretty good, I'd say.

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