Sunday, July 31, 2005

Mets Stick to Guns at Trading Deadline But On Losing End Against Astros

Unless you count signing Wil Cordero big news, the Mets did little at the trading deadline. Which is probably fine, because they now have a very tough road to making the playoffs. After losing two of three to the Rockies earlier in the week, the Mets needed to bounce back to stop some of the other teams in the mix from passing them.

They did the exact opposite. They lost the first three games against the Astros, and like the Rockies series, limped in to win the final game to avoid getting swept. In the three losses, they managed only four runs and were shutout once.

So, now we're back to eight games out in the NL East and we're also back in last place. We're four games back of the Astros for the Wild Card spot, which is probably what we should be shooting for. Nobody ahead of us made a major trade either, so it looks like we'll all be working with basically what we've had all season.

The Brewers are on deck. To say we need to win two of three is important is an understatement. Every series is big. They get a day off tomorrow to travel back home, and then hopefully they'll be able to get back down to business.


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