17.9.07

Ugly, Uglier, Ugliest

There have been some truly ugly moments in this season for the Mets so far. Several of them have already come against the Phillies in series' past. But Sunday's loss included not only ANOTHER sweep of the Mets by the Phillies but certainly one of the ugliest games the Mets have played all season.


Good-bye, Blue Skies...

Being truthful, surrendering 11 walks and making SIX errors in what is arguably your biggest game of the season to date is not just ugly, it stinks of choke.

The Phillies didn't really beat the Mets on Sunday, the Mets beat themselves. The Mets beat themselves so hard they may have knocked themselves into a coma.

And what was once a very, very comfortable lead is now three games smaller and the Phillies, having swept two series' in a row, home and away from the Mets, might finally have their vindication for all the mockery they withstood earlier this season for claiming to be the team to beat in the East.

And you might just begin to believe that perhaps they deserve this NL East title more than the Mets, given how the Mets have played against them.

Does it really matter that David Wright reached the 30/30 plateau when his team is choking worse than Mama Cass on a chicken bone?


Please don't give me no mo' Phillies to eat!

Yes, they could moan that a pinch-hit grand slam by Greg Dobbs in the sixth inning did them in but they'd be kidding themselves with that performance. Greg Dobbs didn't give up 11 walks or make 6 errors in Mets uniform in one game. The Mets did.

On the other hand, one need only recall what happened to the St Louis Cardinals last season, how they almost blew a substantial lead in the NL Central, were then everyone's dogs to kick in the post-season when they finally managed to clinch and then turned it all around once the game began to mean something again.

Aye, it's called whistling in the dark.

The big boogeyman is waiting around the corner in the hall, in the dark and that boogeyman is the idea that the Phillies might just be the team to beat in the NL East after all....

3 comments:

sanchez said...

I can't seem to get it out of my head, all those laughs we shared making fun of Jimmy Rollins for saying the Phillies were the team to beat and now not only have they swept us 8 in a row but Rollins, if the Phillies end up winning the NL East, might even beat out Wright for MVP!

A weak cheer for the NL wildcard? Oh christ, that'd be pathetic...

PS- Tonight's game is even more disgusting...

Jaap said...

Well Sanchez, perhaps the Mets are simply auditioning for the 2007 Britney Spears Award for ugliest fall to rock bottom...

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