Game 144 - Mets
Braves 13, Mets 5
"The coming weeks will probably shelve the pleasant memories of early September . . ."
Guess I asked for that one.
Chalk this up to one of the 35 or so that the Mets are simply going to lose. El Duque solidified Oliver Perez's bid for a postseason rotation spot with a super-shaky outing. He missed most of his spots, starting in the 2nd inning. Aaron Sele did what Aaron Sele does, inflating deficits like he was schooled in Reaganomics. 13 runs, about three times what the Braves scored the entire series the last time the Mets visited Atlanta.
Just one game. Bounce back tonight and the easy smiles return. It's that simple. (So long as Gary Cohen stops touting our guys' successes and discrediting our opponents, leading fate into temptation.)
The Mets went down 9-0 about the same time the Red Sox were down 8-1. So much for misery getting some company.