Monday, June 18, 2007

The Fall

Games 65 through 67 - Mets

Mets 2, Yankees 0
Yankees 11, Mets 8
Yankees 8, Mets 2
Record: 37-30

I think a few of us have been waiting for rock bottom. Despite winning Friday night's game against the Yankees, if right now doesn't resemble rock bottom for the 2007 Mets . . . well then, my October just got a whole lot freer.

It could certainly get worse -- like it did for last year's Red Sox, who saw the floor keep opening up with each new injury or slump -- but if these Mets are going to contend for a pennant, I'm thinking the turn-around has to start this week, maybe tonight. Rob's made mention of the law of averages and a reversion to the mean. This team simply cannot continue to perform this badly for much longer.

Well, not without the Township starting to make its dissatisfaction felt in an extreme manner.

Tom Glavine and El Duque have each tossed consecutive starts that, taken on their own, have both guys looking every bit of their combined 90+ years. The pen continues to spring leaks, and the hitting has gone from static to sporadic to erratic to problematic to traumatic in the span of a month. It's suddenly all ugly, but there must be something brighter along the horizon.

Man. There'd better be.

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