Archive: August 13th, 2007

All Bad News

This post is dedicated to all the bad news surrounding the New York Mets. It’s not nearly as bad as, say, what you’ll see on the 6 o’clock news, so there’s no harm in reading further. However, I do suggest you sit down before continuing, and stay away from fried meats for a few hours.

  • The Mets hold a slim 3-game lead ahead of the Phillies, and are 3 1/2 over the Braves
  • The Yankees (66-51) are now the best team in New York, by one game (Mets: 65-52)
  • Since May 29th, the Mets are 32-35 — three games under .500
  • Over the same time frame, the Phillies have been 7 games OVER .500 (36-29)
  • Mike DiFelice is the Mets’ starting catcher, now that Paul LoDuca is on the 15-day DL and Ramon Castro is day-to-day with an arthritic back. Suddenly, we’re grateful that Sandy Alomar Jr. changed his mind about retiring — how scary is that?
  • Oliver Perez has allowed four runs or more in each of his last four starts, and has not pitched beyond the sixth inning in any of them
  • On July 5th, John Maine was 10-4 with a 2.71 ERA. Since then, he’s 2-3 with a 6.46 ERA
  • With Jorge Sosa entrenched in the bullpen at the moment, Brian Lawrence is also entrenched as the #5 starter — and Lawrence has looked better than Perez and Maine lately (another scary thought).