NOT What The Doctor Ordered
We've all been here uncountable times this season already, throwing our hands up in frustration and disbelief.
We've seen the Marlins end our season before, far too recently. Have they done it again already?
As it stands now, if the Brewers or Phillies don't lose again, the Mets season is over, regardless of what the Mets do.
So of the many disappointments of last night's seemingly predictable result, the Mets no longer controlling their own fate has to be the most disappointing.
After 160 games, the blame game matters least.
After a rollercoaster ride of a series against the Cubs, last night's loss seemed almost anti-climactic, as though perhaps the fight in this team had been exhausted.
Yes, Parnell allowed two runs without recording an out. Yes Feliciano threw one pitch and hit a batter. Yes, Reyes was 0 for 5 which is really all you need to know about the disappearance of the offense. But it doesn't matter who's to blame anymore. It seemed a team-wide effort.
Will they survive now depends more on the Brewers and the Phillies than on the Mets themselves.
I don't think it matters that Santana is going to go back out today on 3 days rest. The best he can do is win one game. He can't win two and he can't beat the Brewers or the Phillies over the next 2 days either.
So take a deep breath. The shit is about to hit the fan. Hopefully it won't be a Met fan.