Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Games 78 through 82 - Mets

Mets 15, Yankees 6

Yankees 9, Mets 0

Yankees 3, Mets 2

Mets 3, Yankees 1

Cardinals 7, Mets 1

Record: 40-42

"When the great scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes not that you won or lost, but how you played the game."
-- Grantland Rice

"Crappy. The Mets played crappy. Oh, and they lost."
-- The Great Scorer

So the Mets are now an unspectacular 6-7 since Willie Randolph was ousted and Jerry Manuel took the helm. "Lotta ball left," as my little friend in red socks might say, but there's not much in recent outings to make me look the fool for declaring the managerial change ultimately worthless a few weeks back.

Last night was a perfect storm of ineptitude. John Maine "just didn't have it," as Keith put it, the Metbats were frustratingly quiet, and the glovework . . . yikes. Memo to Luis Castillo: if your OPS remains conspicuously under .700, we really need you not to be making bad errors to let runs score. (Yes, we recycled this memo from "Memo to Doug Mientkiewicz" a few years back.)

Andy Phillips is on the Mets' roster (though supposedly demoted after last night) and Tony Armas Jr. is starting for our boys tonight. Yeah, that sounds about right. The Mets are still just 3.5 games out of first place, even as their Wild Card chances should be buried by the Break. Could be worse. Stay tuned.

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