Blog Roundup: Sputtering to the Finish

The good news: Matt Harvey finished up a very promising abbreviated season with 7 innings of one-hit ball.  The bad news: Josh Edgin, making his first (and maybe last) appearance as closer, gave up a two-run homer to Ryan Howard, which gave the Phillies a 3-2 win, and their second win of the 3 game series.

Once again, the Mets couldn’t score more than 2 runs.  Their offense has been futile, especially at home.  I believe the exact statistic is “they haven’t scored bupkis in ever.”  It’s hard to imagine anything short of an overhaul of their lineup will fix their current conundrum.  But that’s the task that faces Sandy Alderson this winter.

The Blogs:

  • MMO weighs in on how many years is too many for David Wright.
  • The Bitter Bill ranks the current team in the pantheon of Mets futility.
  • Ted Berg goes in-depth on Matt Harvey’s performance this year.
  • WFAN makes it official – Keith Hernandez will shave off the ol’ push broom before the home finale.
  • Rising Apple says that the MLB Commish has confidence in Mets ownership.  Sigh.
  • Faith and Fear writes of bad pitches and bitter losses.

Hang in there folks, only two weeks to go.  And keep checking out Mets Today.

Paul is a freelance writer, blogger, and broadcast technology professional residing in Denver. A New Jersey native, he is a long-suffering Mets fan, a recently-happy Giants fan, and bewildered Islanders fan. He's also a fair-weather Avalanche and Rockies supporter. In his spare time, he enjoys the three Gs: Golf, Guitars, and Games.
  1. James September 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm
    Where this teams ranks in the pantheon of Mets futility? Determine when was the last Mets team to go 4-25 at home and you have got your answer! Or you can go back to that 1909 Washington Senators, one of the most impotent offenses of all time. The Mets already tied one of their records for most number of games at home not scoring more than one run per inning or something like that. I listened to the 9th inning last night and continue to be amazed at the inability of the relief staff to pitch in the clutch (they are great when the game is not on the line.)
    • Paul Festa September 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm
      The second half has been beyond painful to watch.
  2. Mic September 21, 2012 at 7:24 am
    And this is a fore-runner of the 2013 Mets?

    -with Collins and Warthen’s jobs safe?

    -With DW expected to get an extension?