Last week’s poll question is: Knowing what you know now about the Mets and who’s on the team, where do you seem them finishing the season?
Here are the results:
In first place: 16 percent
Wild Card winner: 21 percent
Second place in division but no wild card: 44 percent
Third place in division: 19 percent
Well, it looks like there are a lot of Mets pessimists out there, but then again, you wouldn’t be a true Mets fan unless you weren’t pessimistic. Sixty-three percent of you don’t think the Mets will have a post season, where as 37 percent do.
After this past weekend’s two debacle games, I might have to side with the pessimists. The Mets seemed to have Friday’s game in hand. Unfortunately, the hand belonged to Luis Castillo and he promptly dropped the ball – literally. It was followed by the gasp heard ’round the Mets’ nation, followed by a lot of cursing.
At least Fernando Nieve’s outing on Saturday was excellent. He allowed only four hits, two walks and two runs in 6 2/3 innings and got the win. One wonders how much of that was the Yankees having never seen him before, but it was the only highlight of the weekend.
Sunday’s game in which Johan Santana allowed nine earned runs (yes, you read that correctly) in just three-plus innings has got to concern a lot of people. On Friday, I mentioned that Santana’s last few outings were getting progressively worse, but never did I imagine it would be this bad.
Santana claims there is nothing wrong with him physically, that there are no injuries to worry about, but you have to wonder. The Mets cannot afford to lose a third starting pitcher, especially their ace.
So, this week’s question is: How do you characterize yourself as a Mets fan?