Game 150 - Mets
Nationals 1, Mets 0
½ GB PHL in the NL East, ½ GA MIL for Wild Card
Are you fucking kidding me?
Not only do the Mets get shut out by Odalis Perez & Company, spoiling a fine Pelfrey effort and costing themselves the division lead in the process, but they also lose Fernando Tatis for the year? Good gracious.
I mean, it's stunning that the loss of Tatis hurts this much, but it does.
Jerry Manuel: “With the loss of Tatis, we have to reassess where we are offensively.”
Hey, skip, you just put up nine fat goose eggs against the Washington Nationals. After plating two meager runs the night before. I'd say offensively you're in the crapper right about now.
Hard to get a bead on Golden Boy. It sure looks like he continues to benefit from Carlos Beltran's tutelage on being supremely un-clutch. In 2006 the Mets were one good bat away from getting to the World Series as David Wright floundered and flailed his autumn away. Right now the Mets are on the verge of leaking away all that they accomplished in this weird year, and they need a leader to step up. (Kind of like, say, Carlos Beltran in 2004 for the Astros.)
On a cursory statistical level, Wright's numbers so far this month look great. .333/.386/.627 for an OPS of 1.013. Awesome. Take away two big games -- a huge win over the friggin' Nats and a losing effort against the Braves Sunday -- and his numbers are .214/.302/.333. A .635 OPS in the 3-spot isn't getting it done, and to have watched D-W fail to come through in some prime spots is beyond frustrating. The LOB in key moments is killing us. He's not alone, to be sure, but we expect more from him. Come on, dude, re-affirm our faith in your status as hero.
Big game tonight.
Brandon Knight on the hill for the Mets.
I need an Alka-Seltzer.