That’s what Willie Randolph said after tonight’s game. He also said: “We need to get the total game going.’’
The Mets had two hits tonight, and still had Mike Pelfrey not spit the bit, they could have won. But, they didn’t make the plays when they had to. They didn’t make the plays winning teams make.
Sure, tonight is just one game in April, but the truth is they’ve had more than one game like this and are playing as if there will be more.
One thing we learned tonight is it’s not all Carlos Delgado. They proved they can lose without him. They are proving they can lose in a lot of ways.
IN A NUTSHELL, Atlanta 6, Mets 3
The offense and Pelfrey’s poise disappear.
FROM THE CLUBHOUSE
David Wright saying it all: “This is one of those early season challenges for us. This is when the better teams prevail and this is when the better teams find a way to win.’’
Mike Pelfrey on his performance: “I walked too many guys. Itâ€™s a matter of execution and I did a very poor job.’‘
3rd INNING: Would it be all right to say the Mets “Perezed’’ the Braves that inning? Can that be the term for four straight walks? Mets 3, Atlanta 1
5th INNING: Mets gave Pelfrey a lead and he gave it back. Mets 3, Atlanta 3
9th INNING: The Mets were embarrassed last night in Washington. More of the same tonight. Atlanta 6, Mets 3