27.9.07

Amazin Agony!

Looks like University of Illinois!



*****

Six straight games lost at home.

9 losses in their last 13 games.

57 runs for Nats in their last 6 games against the Mets, 22 in their last 3.


Thankful for the early 5-0 lead or Praying For A Win?

But hey, good news Willie! The Mets pitching held the Nats to under double digits tonight!

So let's see, with the Mets in the middle of a Massive Collapse, struggling to maintain a rapidly dwindling lead in the NL East, on the verge of an historic collapse and who comes out to the mound for the Mets?

Superman?

Pedro?

Cy Young?

Nope.

Phillip Humber.


Phillip Humber, you decide, better or worse than Tom Glavine? Four innings, six hits, five runs and two walks. Should El Duque should have started? Of course not! Let's save him for the 7th inning...

The lead is down to one tiny little game.


The Death Watch Continues...

Against the Nats, the Nats mind you, a 5-0 lead, a 6-2 lead...pfffffft.

Air out of the tire and the next thing you know, Humber, Joe Smith and Pedro Feliciano combining to give away the lead.

When you see Smith allowing consecutive RBI singles, bringing Washington to within 6-5 and getting booed off the mound is it impossible to remember that scoreless streak he started the season off with?

It didn't really matter that Billy Wagner (who one caller on WFAN said couldn't close an umbrella let alone a game,) allowed a few more runs in. With the Mets bats falling silent against who? The Nats bullpen, that's who, did it really matter that Wagner gave up a few runs or a hundred runs? The Mets were already deflated after surrendering what they were certain was the winning lead and weren't going to be heard from again, bar two infield hits the rest of the game...

And there's Willie dreaming aloud in the postgame conference closing out the season with 4 straight victories. Ha! Of course you are. So are the rest of us.

but winning ONE game of the next four, in the setting of this Demetropolitaning the NL East lead, is beginning to seem like somebody's sick joke.

Perhaps the worst is sitting up at 4 am in England watching the Phillies-Braves games on tv rooting for the bloody Braves to rally. No fancy chopping mind you but before I knew it there I found myself secretly hoping Chipper would pull them through like he does so often against the Mets. It won't get uglier the rest of the season.


And coming up fast on the inside...here come the Phillies....Kyle Lohse became the third pitcher to last seven innings since Aug. 30, joining Kyle Kendrick (Aug. 31) and Jamie Moyer (Sept. 14). Just imagine saying that ONCE about the Mets starting rotation....



And now for a night, we'll be waiting for Pedro to Save The Day.

Is it too much to ask too late?

If it is, there'll be an entire winter of bashing to follow...

(and don't be suprised when you start hearing about another former Yankee being whispered as a Willie replacement...Joe Girardi? Shhhhhhh.)

3 comments:

sanchez said...

not much to say...but a joke to lighten the mood?

A distraught young woman decides to throw herself into the ocean.

Down at the docks, a handsome young sailor notices her tears, takes pity on her, and says, "Hey, you’ve got a lot to live for. All you need is a new start. I’m off to Europe in the morning, and if you like, I can stow you away on my ship. I’ll take good care of you and bring you food every day." Moving closer, he slips his arm around her shoulders and adds, "I’ll keep you happy, and you’ll keep me happy." She agrees, and the sailor brings her aboard that night and hides her in a lifeboat. Every night he brings her three sandwiches and a piece of fruit and they make passionate love until dawn. Three weeks later, during a routine search, she is discovered by the ship’s captain.

"What are you doing here?" the captain asks.

"I have an arrangement with one of the sailors," she explains. "He’s taking me to Europe, and he’s screwing me."

"He sure is, lady," says the captain. "This is the Staten Island ferry."

Anonymous said...

Jaap, oh, the irony and drama of it. Bastid, lucky-ass, season-ending Cards in town for one quickie with Pedro on the mound? Can his sutured shoulder come to the rescue? Can the Metropolitans get their mo-jo back? Will Willie wake up? Stay tuned tonight, and while you're at it, root for our boy Smoltzie. Just happy to know you've seen the light and become a Braves' fan.
--Walter
P.S. Sanchez, great sailor story.

Jaap said...

Well Walter, my Brave fan days are fading fast - but not as fast as the Mets NL East lead...ugh.