Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another Game Against the Phillies, Another Disheartening Loss; PhilliesWin 9-4

  • Somehow tonight's Mets outdid their poor performance from last night. The five run spread makes the game look a lot closer than it actually was.

  • Jon Niese, who looks headed for the DL after re-injuring his ribs, had his worst outing of the season. Despite two scoreless innings to start off the game, Niese only lasted four innings, giving up eight runs on ten hits.

  • The worst part of this game, was how successful the Mets SHOULD have been.

  • In the first inning, they had runners on first and third with nobody out, and their 3-4-5 hitters in Wright, Duda and Bay coming up. They didn't score a single run.

  • In the second inning, things started even better, but ended even worse. This time, they had runners on second and third, again with nobody out, but the next three hitters each struck out looking. To not put the bat on the ball, when even the laziest ground ball would score a run, is inexcusable.

  • On the bright side, Lucas Duda continues to shine. He hit another home run tonight, and his bat is looking as strong as ever.

Tomorrow, the Mets and Phillies wrap up their three game series with Mike Pelfrey facing off against Kyle Kendrick. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM.

1 comment:

  1. Over the last 10 games, only 1 team is worse than the Mets' 2-8. Wow . . . 2-8? Wow. I just laughed but that's worse than a joke; that's downright disgusting.

    A few days ago I predicted the Mets'll finish 15 under .500 . . . can I change that, please? They'll finish 18 games under.

    I can't wait till hockey season.