System Failure

An article by posted on May 3, 2011

Mets lost 7-6 tonight against the Giants, but the play on the field told a different story and it wasn’t as close as the score would suggest.

This was a sloppy game for the Mets, with plenty of fundamental errors, mental lapses and too many missed opportunities to count.

Josh Thole had three hits, but the bad far outweighed the good. The box score shows only one error for him, but the mental gaffes were unbelievable as were his passed balls and he continues to pad his league leading total. He also grounded into two double-plays including the back-breaker in the bottom of the ninth with two men on and one out.

R.A. Dickey couldn’t control his knuckler and left too many flat pitches over the plate. Bobby Ojeda said after the game that Dickey is no longer missing bats or fooling batters. He also said Dickey is falling behind  a lot more than he did last season with far too many 3-0 counts.

Carlos Beltran (.283) and Jose Reyes (.325) keep on scorching the ball (5 Hits, 4 BB, 2 RS, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB) and how long before they find themselves turning it on for another team? Incidentally, Reyes reached base six times in six plate appearances for only the tenth time in Mets history.

Ike Davis keeps showing off his power and had another big jack for his sixth homer of the season, but it was in vain. He now has 21 ribbies and is on pace for 129 RBIs.

The Mets need to shrug this off because things can get very freaky tomorrow night with Tim Lincecum on the mound.

This isn’t a recap which will follow shortly by either Sean or Dave. This was just a post born out of frustration.

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