Malaise Setting In As Listless Mets Fall To Nationals 5-2
Oh no, not another Joe D. game recap…
Embrace the horror my friends. Nothing we do now will change anything. The time to strike was when the Mets were winning and they needed a general manager who could sustain that glorious run when the Mets never spent a day under ,500 and staked a solid claim on the National League Wild Card. You snooze, you lose. Sandman fell asleep at the switch.
So the Mets go down 5-2. R.A. Dickey pitched good enough to win, but as you know that’s never good enough to win in a second half that feels like an episode of the Outer Limits. Dickey’s streak comes to an end as he notches only his second loss of the season.
Jordany Valdespin hit another pinch-hit home run in the game. He has five now which leads the majors and set a new single season record for the Mets that was once owned by Danny Heep and Mark Carreon-My-Wayward-Son.
The Mets have now dropped 11 of their last 12 games and tomorrow they face the monumental task of facing pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg.
In what can only be described as a David and Goliath matchup, the Mets will counter with Jeremy Hefner. And wouldn’t you know it, just as in the Biblical version the contest begins at high noon.
All the good that these high-spirited and extremely motivated Mets accomplished in the first half is fast becoming a distant memory. They have fallen from the top seed in the National League Wild Card standings all the way to fifth place in 13 days, but as bad as thing look, the Mets are still within reach. They’ve had a couple of pretty good runs already this season. But with a GM who did nothing to help the bullpen when things were good, why would he lift a finger to help the team now when things look bleak?
The Mets are a dead carcass on the side of the road right now. Sorry to be such a downer, but it’s true.
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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