23.9.08

One Step Closer To The Edge

Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break
I need a little room to breathe
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break


Linkin Park - One Step Closer



Mets mirror market crash

When you give up a grand slam to the opposing pitcher in the 4th inning, you can pretty much be certain of an uphill battle.

Of course when you start a kid with all of two starts in his MLB career under his belt in the heat of the pennant race against the best team in the National League I'm not sure you can expect much better than pissing into the wind.




I can't imagine two rally-killing double plays in both the 4th and 6th innings were much assistance and in reality, the margin for error wass virtually nil all along.

It all spells a looming doom as the Mets dropped another full game behind the Phillies and now, more importantly, allowed the Brewers edge a half game closer.



Call me crazy but as much of this season's dreary failures in the stretch run appear to mirror last season's historic collapse, these Mets appear more handicapped than choke artists. You had Beltran crashing into walls and gutting out the game, Wright's 2-run hopeful homer in the 7th and of course, the desperate rally in the 9th.

For one night the Mets bullpen wasn't the main culprit. I feel freer blaming Luis Castillo who, along with Heilman are the poster boys of failure this season. Castillo's lifeless K to end the game proved that his best contribution in this game was getting hit by a pitch. Or maybe it was just the only happy moment he produced.

Blame?

What difference does it make when you've lost three games on the trot during the most imporant week of the season?

This is the time of the season when you either get it done or you don't. Excuses no longer matter.

9 comments:

Itsmetsforme said...

the whole team needs to metaphorically get hit by a pitch to make it into the playoffs. not sure if they'll have any fans left when they get there though.

Jaap said...

flounder as they do they are nothing if not resilient - I'll maintain faith until they are mathematically eliminated if it comes to that. I reckon the scary ticket prices will heard enough fans away in any event.

katherine said...

I am too depressed to make an intelligent comment. Thank you two for blogging. I am so upset I have tried and failed three times to type in the word verification. This is my last try.

Jaap said...

Thanks for reading and commenting Katherine and if you think those verification words are annoying, imagine when the blogger him or herself gets stuck on his or her own blog with that same prolem. D'oh! just see the sparks fly!

Itsmetsforme said...

that's why i got rid of the tricky word verification test. i couldn't pass the test to get on my own blog half the time. it's even tougher when you're distraught.

jdon said...

4 game losing streak, 3 game winning streak, 3 game losing streak...I would hardly call that resilient. This lineup sucks. See how the Cubs string hits together? We never do that. We have lost 6 games over the last week or so to teams that total 50 games UNDER .500. Hold a meeting tonight before the game. Santana is pitching.

Jaap said...

well if not resilient jdon perhaps perplexingly imperfect? and yes, lead-building is no Met strength, hence the need for a shitty pen to make sure it remains maddening.

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