Mets Under .500, Fall To Brewers 10-6

The Mets lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 10-6 tonight although it wasn’t as close as the score would suggest.

The Mets looked lifeless out there tonight and their body language has become a concern to me. Every now and then when the cameras peeked into the dugout, all you saw were a bunch of sad sacks, with shoulders shrugged and listless looks on their faces. It was so tough to watch…

Fernando Nieve (3-1) finally looked mortal and lost for the first time this year in four starts. He was slapped around like a piñata and was pulled in the fourth inning with the bases loaded and one out, after he had given up three runs on 11 hits. Adiós Fernando…

Elmer Dessens came into the game and stopped the bleeding courtesy of a tremendous play by right fielder Ryan Church, who then threw out Braden Looper at home plate after Looper tagged up, to complete the inning ending double play.

New York scored two runs in the sixth courtesy of Brewers’ third baseman Casey McGehee who did a great Luis Castillo impersonation and dropped an infield popup by Fernando Martinez with Church on base. On the very next pitch, Brian Schneider smacked a double off the wall in left to score both Church and Martinez.

However, McGehee redeemed himself in the bottom of the inning with a grand slam of Brian Stokes that put the Brewers up 7-2.

With the Mets down 10-3 going into the ninth, the Mets showed signs of life when David Wright hit an RBI double and Gary Sheffield followed with a two-run homer. The Mets racked up five straight hits until closer Trevor Hoffman came in and induced a game ending double play from Schneider on the only pitch he threw. One pitch, two outs, game over.

The Mets need someone or something to shake some life into them. How can the Mets compete when they need to string 4-5 hits in a row just to score a run or two? 

Does David Wright scare anybody? Can we give him a day off already? 

I’m tired of hearing that we don’t need Adam Dunn or Aubrey Huff, and that everything will be okay when everyone comes back. How the hell do we know if they are EVER coming back?

During the broadcast they said Delgado might be back in mid August, and that Beltran and Reyes have no timetable and they could be out another two weeks or eight weeks.

Are we just supposed to stand around and do nothing while the walls are crashing down all around us?

With the loss, the Mets have now lost four games in a row and find themselves under .500 for the first time since early April. On Friday, Jerry Manuel said that if the team fell below .500 they would need to do something drastic.

So lay it on me Jerry… What are you going to do that’s so drastic?

Didn’t someone give Jerry Manuel the memo? Omar said he wouldn’t do anything drastic and that he is not interested in trading for a rental player and that he would rather wait it out and hope the team hangs in there. REALLY?

Also, can somebody please tell Manuel to stop the joking and laughing after each loss. I find it insulting. In the old days nobody would dare laugh, play the radio or tell jokes after a loss, but now we have a manager who doesn’t seem to take these losses to heart. Everything is a big joke. Well I don’t like it. 

And another thing, I know we have $70 million dollars worth of players on the disabled list, but that doesn’t explain the lack of fundamentals exhibited by the healthy players.

The series continues tomorrow with Johan on the mound. Heaven help us, because it looks like Omar and the Wilpons won’t…

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