Call me crazy, but I always like to a see a team entering the postseason on a hot streak, not losing their last four games. The Mets had only five hits today, and managed only one run, as Noah Syndergaard was absolutely brilliant. He struck out 10, walked one, and the only blemish on his day was a solo home run by Clint Robinson.
The offense looked terrible on the other hand, as they struck out 13 times with Travis d’Arnaud and David Wright both doing so three times. Over his last 15 games, d’Arnaud is now hitting .163/.226/.224, while Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .208/.283/.358 over the same period. The offense could easily explode and demolish the Nationals in game two, but they could continue to stink and worry us.
Let’s see what happens in a couple hours.