So Met fans......we are now no longer in first place! We were just shut out by the Nationals, and Odalis Perez! Last night...John Lannan! Tomorrow night....Brandon Knight pitches for us and Washington is throwing a rookie...we all know how well we fare against those guys!
and the Phillies are getting clutch hit after clutch hit. At least we'll save some money on our playoff tickets.
The Mets will still make the playoffs. The Brewers have completely fallen apart to the point where they pulled a Lou Lamoriello and fired their manager with 2 weeks to go. They may not win the division, but I expect both them and the Phillies to be there when everything's over.
With Pedro out of gas, the offense taking the rest of the day off after scoring a run or two early and the bullpen incapable of holding virtually any lead the chances of any kind of post season success for the Mets are slim to none.
How many times can you get two men on with less than two outs and fail to score?
How many times have we seen the bases loaded and nothing plated?
How many times have we seen pitchers leave with a lead only to end up losing as the bullpen spits the bit...again.Santana alone should have 20 wins but for the utter ineptitude of the bullpen.
If by some miracle they do secure the wild card, they run right into the Cubs and that is a quick over and out series for the Mets.
Negative? You bet,but watching this team absolutely fail to get it done the past three years has made me more than a little cynical.From Beltran looking at strike three two years ago to the historic collapse of last year to this years epic bullpen fail, nothing this team does or doesn't do surprises me anymore.
Mets are screwed. They play the Cubs three more times and with the way the Mets are playing, that's going to kill them (it's already hard enough to beat the Cubs). This gives Milwaukee some time to make up that game that they're down. They're just lucky that they finish out against Florida (who's not too bad of a team either) while the Brewers finish off against the Cubs. That'll give them their only chance unless Milwaukee bombs against the crappy Pirates.
Either way doesn't matter to me. I'm not a Mets fan, but it's interesting to see unfold.
Last edited by WhipNash27: 09-23-2008 at 10:33 AM.
We'll get the Wild Card, face the Cubs, and exact our revenge. Unfortunately, we do not have the starting, middle relief, or closers to do much of anything this year. If K-Rod is not a priority for Minaya, I'll be stunned.
Nothing would make me MORE happy as a baseball hater than both NY teams lose 100 games. Baseball is a corrupt & morally bankerupt sport. And I don't wanna here crap about how other sports are ALSO corrupt & morally bankerupt. It took a STEROID induced home run derby in 1998 to bring the fans back from the '94 strike. Baseball players were doing steroids and EVERYONE (Selig, owners, PA, & fans) looked the other way. What does that tell ya???