Mets Game 134: Win Over Marlins
Mets 5 Marlins 1
For once, we witness the opposing team going in the tank.
Mets Game Notes
For those unaware, it is officially September, which means the Mets are playing meaningless games. This lazy Sunday afternoon contest was a prime example of what happens when two teams out of the pennant race meet each other on the diamond. The result is many innings of lackluster, uneventful baseball. Ho hum.
Yes, a win is a win is a win. Unfortunately, a win in September by a team 17 games out of first and 8 games from the wild card, against a team that is even further behind, doesn’t feel the same as a win in April, May, or June. Whatever. We’ll take it as we support our Mets in their quest for a .500 final record.
The Mets erupted for five runs in the first frame, led by volcano Jason Bay‘s grand slam. Yes, Bay is a volcano — after all, a volcano generally lays dormant for a long, long, time … then it explodes. Who knows, though — maybe this homer will take Bay out of his three-year slump. Should the Mets consider extending him now, while his value is at an all-time low?
After Bay’s blast, the Marlins rolled over. Or is it, they floated to the surface? In any case, they clearly packed it in, and did what they could to get the game over as quickly as possible.
Luckily, there are teams still in the pennant race, playing a full nine innings of baseball. The miracle of television and the internet bring these ballgames right into your living room. Enjoy.
Next Mets Game
The Mets don’t get the day off, despite the holiday. They head to St. Louis to play the Cardinals on Labor Day at 2:10 p.m. The pitching matchup is Collin McHugh vs. Joe Kelly.
Meaningless games? The Mets have their next 3 with the NL’s 2nd wild card team. A sweep in St. Louie along with a couple of losses for the Dodgers and Buccos and they’ll be 5 out with 25 to go.
Sure. I mean, hey, you could even stop being an insufferable douchebag for a few minutes.
The Mets no longer have the worst bullpen ERA in MLB.
We should celebrate while it still holds true.