Monday, July 06, 2009


Take a look. Take a good look. This is who you lost to.

A light socket.

So let's review, the Mets lost this weekend to a pitcher who hadn't been in the majors since 2007, a 46-year-old man, and a man who once dressed as a light socket. And not just lost to them, got taken to school by them.

Forty years ago, the Mets beat the likes of Dave McNally, Jim Palmer, and Mike Cuellar in the World Series. Forty years later, the Mets can't touch Rodrigo Lopez, Jamie Moyer, and Joe Blanton. Your predecessors must be proud. I know I am.

But what do you expect when your best chance at runs is getting excited when Fernando 6-4-Tatis is batting against Chan Ho Park with a runner on base because he hit two grand slams against Park in an inning over a hundred years ago. The Mets, at this juncture, have a better chance of getting runs from a Jerry Lewis telethon than from this current roster.


MetFanMac said...

"The series is winnable, boys and girls. I know the Mets have made some struggling pitchers look like Bob Gibson, but Lopez hasn't pitched in the majors in two years. The Mets absolutely can't welcome him back to the majors by making him into a stud. And the other two pitchers aren't lights out by any means. So two out of three is not impossible (or, if you're not into double negatives, possible), especially if Tatis has indeed found his stroke and lost his looping swing." -- Metstradamus, 7/2/09

I just checked: only 7 NLers have grounded into more double plays than Tatis. And 5 of them have 40+ RBIs to compensate.

Metstradamus said...

Yeah, I suck. Don't rub it in.

James Allen said...

Since the Phils took two of three at Dodger Stadium East on June 9-11, they have lost 5 of 6 series, including getting swept 3 times. M maybe had a little bit of false optimism, but it at least had a kernel of something, if only along the lines of, "hell, the Mets suck but the Phils have sucked pretty hard too, and who the fuck is Rodrigo Lopez?"

Too bad Oliver Perez can't get a start against the Mets. That'd definitely get him back on track. You talked about Palmer before, hell, if Palmer watched this team he'd be itching to come out of retirement, pitch 7 innings against this team, allowing no runs on 3 hits. How hard could it be, huh?

Unser said...

I really don't understand why Jerry pinch hit Tatis for Murphy in the 8th. Romero just hit a batter and Murphy actually hit the ball hard yesterday. How are you going to develop players if you don't see how they perform in those situations? If Sheffield was still available, that's one thing. But Tatis? Mr. No-RBIs-with-RISP? Mr. Doubleplay?

weesle909 said...

Glad Mr. Wright taked himself back into the lineup last week so he could go 1 for 21. Because, I mean, who else do we have that can go 1 for 21?

number15 said...

"a rally for the mets is getting ahead in the count" -steve somers