Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Unhappy Recap: Dodgers 4 Mets 1

The tailspin continues, with another terrible performance by what is allegedly the Mets offense.

A lot of similar themes here, once again the Mets took an early lead, the starter blew it, and the Mets didn't score again.

David Wright singled in the third to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. He stole second, his 14th steal in 14 attempts. Delgado actually got a hit with men on base, to put the Mets up 1-0.

Then John Maine did what all Mets starters have been doing during this slump, he blew the lead. In spectacular fashion. It started with a home run to Wilson Betemit. Then he did the opposite of what Glavine does when he gets in trouble. Glavine refuses to throw strikes, Maine threw the first pitch right down the middle to Matt Kemp, he homered. Then he threw the first pitch right down the middle again and Hong-Chih Kuo, the pitcher, also homered. Kuo flipped his bat when he went deep, which pissed off Ron Darling, but obviously not John Maine, who didn't retaliate.

Darling has been making a big deal lately out of everything, no one should eat, no one should laugh, they should throw at guys. That's not going to help the team win. They need to start getting some hits.

The Mets have now lost 8 of their last 9, 9 of 11, and 11 of 13. The last 7 times they faced a lefty starter they lost.

Hong-Chih Kuo is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 17 innings against the Mets (not including playoffs) in his career. Against everyone else he is 0-7 with a 5.29 ERA.

Hopefully the Mets new stopper Jorge Sosa can stop the bleeding, but he faces Brad Penny who's having as good a season as he is. The Mets do not want to go into Yankee Stadium with a 5 game losing streak because it could be 8 by Sunday.

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