Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Unhappy Recap: Mariners 5 Mets 2

This team just cannot seem to build any momentum. With each loss like this it becomes quite clear they are a .500 team no matter who is managing.

The Mets have lost Santana's last 4 starts, even though his ERA is 2.08 over that span. He got better support in Minnesota. Overall the Mets are 9-7 in his starts.

And I know it was Wright's fault for booting the ball with 2 outs. But how can Santana groove one to the pitcher for a grand slam? An American League pitcher no less. First grand slam by an AL pitcher in 38 years.

The offense of course is mostly to blame, because they couldn't get any hits, except for Reyes and Beltran.

David Wright is in a brutal slump right now. He's fallen below Reyes and Beltran in OPS.

When the Mets started to get something going, Carlos Delgado came up. I don't know how he ever gets a hit. It seems when pitchers commit to pounding him inside with fastballs, they get him out 100% of the time.

The play at home with Felix Hernandez was unfortunate. But it was his fault. He's supposed to keep his feet behind the plate, receive the ball and swipe the tag. His legs were in harm's way and he gave Beltran no room to slide. I hope he's not out too long.

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Anonymous bobby v said...

santana has been a decent pitcher thus far. The Mets need the dominant Ace that they paid $130 million.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 2:28:00 PM  

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