Thursday, September 15, 2005

Free Falling

The last few weeks have been rough. The Mets were so close, yet they've fallen so far. At this point, the Mets are in danger of slipping past the Reds who were one of the worst teams in the first half of the season.

Monday was more of the same. The Nationals jumped out to a quick 3-1 lead and the Mets just couldn't get the bats going. In total, the Mets managed five hits, and one of the runs was driven in by Tom Glavine, who had a good start go to waste. His ERA is now down to 3.88, and he's 10-13, so it's apparant he hasn't gotten much run support.

Yesterday, the Mets got a few more runs and few more hits, but so did the Nationals. Kris Benson continued his mediocre second half and dropped to 9-8. Carlos Beltran went three for four with two RBIs and Kaz Matsui scored twice.

Today's game took the cake. Cliff Floyd hit a grand slam as the Mets came back from a three run deficit to take a one run lead. Brandon Looper put two men on in the ninth, and Kaz Matsui's field error resulted in an unearned runs and extra frames. In the bottom of the tenth, Roberto Hernandez gave up a walk off RBI single to Vinny Castilla to wrap up the sweep.

The three losses now put us at 71-75 and it's looking more and more like we'll have a sub-.500 season. It's time to do some venting, but I'll save it for another time.


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