Well, it’s going to be hard, but there is a way to come back from five runs down. The first thing is to keep it here. Five is bad enough, but the bullpen can’t write this off, yet. Do you remember how Mike Mussina bailed out the Yankees in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS vs. Boston?
Of course, you do. It’s only the third inning, so there’s time.
Assuming the bullpen does its job, the next order of business is to watch the approach of the Mets hitters. Are they working the count and running up Jeff Suppan’s pitch count or are they swinging wildly. They need runners first, as they become runs.
Things are bad enough as it is, but if the hitters aren’t disciplined, they have no chance. The odds of them coming back in one inning are slim.
Follow the Mets in the playoffs on LoHud.com/mlbplayoffs.