Last night just might be the microcosm of the season. Couldn’t you identify with them in the ninth? Sure you could.
Of course, what happened in the first eight innings we’ve seen countless times this season.
There was a lack of focus. “Jose Reyes, will you please call the Mets?” … There were missed opportunities and the nightly dose of bad bullpen.
And, while they lost, so did Philadelphia, so no harm there. Just like June.
Last night’s ninth was a flash of how it was supposed to be all the time this year for the Mets, but the first eight was how often things turned out.