Two things stood out as to why they Mets lost today: Hernandez got torched and they didn’t get the big hit. Which bugged you most? Or was there something else?
What bothered me was the runners left on. Its always frustrating when they leave lots of runners on.
I have a question. What were Julio Franco and Willie Randolph talking about in the dugout?
The Mets are excellent at getting on, but sometimes go through long periods where they struggle to get the big RBI when needed. Then they get 14 clutch hits in a row. It’s why we lost the NLCS and it definitely worries me. I would love to see more consistency.
This team will frustrate you, as their talent is enough to keep them competitive in just about every game. Then, when they lose a game that was well within reach, everyone wants to write a post-mortem on what’s wrong.
Here’s the statistic I try to keep in mind: 4 wins and 3 losses. If a team goes 4-3 each week during the season, that’s 92 wins for the year.
Reyes went 0-5. its amazing how much our offense stagnates when he’s not in the middle of it. Beltran is in a little of a skid now, but he’s a great hitter and will get back on track.
El Duque does this all the time. Good start, bad start, good start, bad start. the team overall is very inconsistent… wonder if that will kill us.
Endy Chavez being stranded after his leadoff triple. That was extremely frustrating. I can deal with El Duque getting shelled…that’s going to happen. But this offense not getting runners in is not a good thing.
I know a lot of people think the Mets should sweep the Nats, but a sweep is tough. What sucks is that they are probably going to get rained out tomorrow, so there goes a chance for another 2 out of three.
Hi John –
Any word on re-scheduling tomorrows’ game due to the approaching storm?
Hi John – I didn’t see this afternoon’s game, but I heard some of it. I never think it is a good idea to hit the batter on purpose – unless the Manager makes you do it. If that was the case, I’ll let El Duque off the hook.
All that stuff is annoying, but what frustrated me most was Beltran being thrown out at home in the first inning. First, that’s just bad luck for the Mets. Second, where was the catcher’s tag? Are we just accepting that if the ball gets there ahead of time the runner is out? Third, if there was ever a time to enforce the rule that a fielder is not able to block the base, it was this time. Of course a runner cannot score if the catcher lies on top of the plate.
This is a minor blip on the radar screen. Even if we duplicate our 97 wins from last year, we’re still going to lose 65. This is one of the 65. Delgado, Valentin, Wright and Alou aren’t going to go through the entire season with no homers, Jose’s going to have his occasional oh-fers (and he stung the ball hard twice yesterday) and El Duque’s not always going to be on point. The only thing that would concern me is if the Mets are underestimating the Nationals, taking it for granted that we’ll crush them.
what bothered me most actually had less to do with what went on with the game but rather the fact that all these bloggers/fans are calling sweeps. it’s really quite annoying because in more than one incidences, when these sweeps were called, the mets ended up losing on some messed up day where everything that could go wrong, went wrong. I actually blasted a writer on Metsgeek pretty badly and got a lifetime ban from posting on the website. its actually one of the reasons why i stopped posting…
but anyways, i’m upset with the lack of power numbers and i want to see more emphasis on speed. reyes is sorta morphing into an rbi guy and that’s taking a toll on wright’s, delgado’s and the rest of teh entourage’s production numbers. i would rather see green and alou driving in runs than getting on base and stranded. duque will be fine and we have arms at triple A so it wont be too devastating especially since we’re at the start of the season.
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