Well this downright sucks. No matter how you slice it, the Mets are just not a major-league caliber team at the moment, and that stinks to say. Not only injuries, but sub-par performances from some veteran players, and too much being asked of rookies are dragging this team down. It’s not one person individually at fault, but quite frankly everyone. The infield has been decimated and jostled. The outfield has been stagnant and limp. This team seems as though it has no pulse at the moment. No one is stepping up to take the Captain’s place, and good nights are turning grim.
The pitching was extra sharp, but one pitch was the decider this evening. It’s getting hard to watch this team literally hobble through the season like this. I know everyone is doing their best, but the Mets were a slim bet for playoff baseball when everything was supposed to go right. Virtually nothing has. Maybe that sounds like an excuse, but I can’t think of another team in baseball that has had thirteen members of the team placed on the Disabled List, and have back only one starting pitcher, who just got demoted to the bullpen to show for it. The handling of that whole situation is a tirade for another day.
This isn’t a winning ball club at this moment. The scoreboard proves that. The Mets have just about run that winning streak about as far as it can go now. It’s time they start a new one.