Thank goodness the Reds were in a tailspin when they visited Flushing or this situation would be even uglier. Here’s the scary thing: the next 25 games may be the Mets’ most difficult stretch of the season.
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Mets 2 Brewers 0
Who said the Mets couldn’t beat a bad baseball team? Never mind it took three tries — they CAN.
Further, they can not only score with a lineup featuring Ruben Tejada in the two-hole, they can score TWICE.
I don’t have any game notes as I was working at my real job. Please post your notes in the comments. Thank you.
By the way, I blinked and the Washington Nationals are seven games over .500. When and how did that happen? Interestingly enough, the Nats’ sudden surge was completely independent of the Mets’ recent 7-game slide. Meaning, one had nothing to do with the other. And yet, the two streaks are intrinsically intertwined. Kind of cool, huh?
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Brewers 4 Mets 1
It’s official: the Mets offense is so awful, they make bad pitchers look good. And the Mets are now under .500, after being as many as ten games above it at one point in the season.
Many point to the Mets’ 11-game winning streak as the pinnacle of the 2015 season (thus far). I’d argue that the euphoria extended a few days further, to April 27th, when the team was 15-5 and still ten games over .500.
Now, 52 games later, while playing 10 games below .500, the team is 36-36. Has it really been 52 games since the Mets were flat-out dominating the NL East?
Had they known where they’d be right now, and had there been such a thing, I wonder if the Mets would’ve pressed this to stop the season cold:
What about you? Are you looking forward the remainder of the 2015 season, or gazing back at that swiftly fading memory when hope sprung eternal?
Forgive me for taking a while to realize it — in my old age, I’m not as quick as I once was. After reading Terry Collins‘ post-game comments, it became plain as day: Collins is blaming Sandy Alderson for the Mets’ recent woes.
Brewers 3 Mets 2
The Mets finally reach .500. Oh, wait …
Braves 6 Mets 4
Can’t blame Wilmer for this one. But you can definitely put some blame on defense and fundies — again.
Braves 2 Mets 1
Where to begin? At minimum, a team needs to pitch, field, and hit to win baseball games. One out of the three isn’t enough.