Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Unhappy Recap: Nationals 9 Mets 6

It's getting harder and harder to write about these games because they are all the same. The Mets offense gives them a lead, the starter fades, the bullpen blows it and the Mets lose.

This is what it's like to be a Mets fan, you know what's going to happen but you can't help but be sucked in. Beltran and Alou go back to back in the first inning, the Mets build a 5-0 lead and Humber was going along nicely and even after he allowed a 2-run homer in the fourth he got the next three guys out.

But the 5th inning was an absolute fucking disaster. One that is becoming all too frequent and all too predictable. Humber gave up a walk a single and double and that was the end of his day. Four innings from your starting pitcher. Awful.

Joe Smith was called on and he gave up 2 more hits. First five batters reached base.

Then Pedro Feliciano who I still think it the Mets best relief pitcher allowed a double to Wili Mo Pena that made the game 7-6 instead of 6-5.

And that was it. The Mets didn't score again. And just in case they did, Billy Wagner gave the Nationals two insurance runs in the 9th.

Schoeneweis, El Duque and Heilman all pitched scoreless innings.

I can't blame Willie. When your starters go 4 innings you have to go to the bullpen. When the bullpen can't get anyone out what are you supposed to do. It's not like he has some guys that have been good lately, and others haven't. Everyone sucks and he has to roll the dice.

Alou extended his hitting streak to 30 games.

The Mets have lost 9 of their last 13.

The Mets have given up 89 runs in their last 11 games.

The Nationals, who are still the lowest scoring team in the majors, scored 57 runs in 6 games against the Mets.

The Mets scored at least 6 runs in 9 of their last 11 games. They record in those 9 games in 4-5.

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