Not a good weekend for the ballclub in Detroit with Oliver Perez and Tom Glavine being mauled. Since both had been good most of the season they have to get a pass.
The offense has started to click, which is a good sign. But, still way too many opportunities go wasted. They left 12 today and went 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position.
Hitting in the clutch and the bullpen are warning signs to me. Guillermo Mota, Aaron Heilman and Scott Schoeneweis have not been the solid bridge to Billy Wagner that one would hope.
“We need to start playing better,” Glavine said. “I don’t think anybody here will panic, but I hope guys notice we need to be playing well.”
The Mets have lost three straight series to quality clubs – Arizona, Philly and Detroit – and have upcoming series the rest of the month with LA, the Yankees, Minnesota, Oakland, St. Louis and Philly.
The Mets have been fortunate to have maintained their lead on Atlanta, but with that schedule how long will that last?