RUBBER SHAME

12 May

The Mets continue to lose rubber games, two of them to the Nationals at home.

While this team has been exciting to watch, showing a great deal of fight, especially at home, they are still under-achieving to say the very least.

In fact, if it wasn’t for an offensive explosion Tuesday night in the 8th inning, the Mets could be licking their wounds right now recovering from a sweep by Washington.

So what went wrong?

The offensive core of Reyes, Bay and Wright continues to struggle with runners on base. With Beltran making slow progress in “jogging” down in Florida, who knows when their “three hitter” will return.

The starting pitching also went terribly wrong. Besides Maine’s solid start on Monday, Perez, Neise and Pelfrey struggled at home while lengthening out  the pen.

With a long road trip awaiting them, the Mets needed their starters to give them innings and they failed in this effort.

The Mets, who have lost every series on the road this year, head on the road, including four this weekend against the Marlins.

The team needs to improve their pitching and find some offense from the heart of the line-up to make the next home stand against the Yankees and Phillies mean so much more.

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One Response to “RUBBER SHAME”

  1. keithosaunders May 12, 2010 at 9:18 PM #

    It’s a losers mentality, this idea that starting pitchers cannot work their way out of trouble and that they can only throw just over100 pitches an outing. How are any of them supposed to develop character and toughness? The will to overcome their struggles on days when they do not have their best stuff.

    By July I would expect the Mets bullpen to be shot. By August Nieves and Feliciano will be shopping around for two-fers on rotater cuff surgery.

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