Is this the beginning of the end for the New York Mets?
Added by Eddie Utley on June 9, 2012.
The Mets have lost 4 of 5 and have not looked good doing it. Yesterday was bound to happen. Santana should not have been given extra rest. Stop babying him. Look how many pitchers do not do good with extra rest. So he threw 134 pitches. So what? Pitchers used to actually PITCH. Was getting bombed by the Yankees better?
Where do I start to break it down?
Wright isn’t hitting .400 anymore, and the team is suffering. Wright WAS the offense. No one else was doing anything. It was basically Murph and Duda driving in Wright with some random other runs. And Murph isn’t hitting right now either. If Duda didn’t heat up, this would have been ugly. Davis is still scuffling and they can’t tolerate it much longer if they want this team to stay a contender. I think Sandy and company expected nothing from the team, and that’s why they won’t make the necessary moves to push this team over the top.
The Mets have looked horrendous in the field too. Murph has looked good, but recently, has been horrible. Lots of other errors have been happening including gold glove caliber Davis. They have guys who have done well and should get a little playing time but they keep them chained to the bench (Valdespin and Rottino). They sent Rob Johnson down and kept Nickeas when they need offense.
The starters have been good so we won’t smack them around but Dickey, wow. Cy Young caliber season.
The relievers is another story. They hung onto Ramon Ramirez, Manny Acosta and other deadweight when they have tons of arms in the minors. Some are more thrower than pitcher but, in relief, you just need OUTS. Jon Rauch has elbow inflammation and, instead of putting him on the DL, they let him kill the pen. Egbert, Edgin and others should be in the pen right now and see who sticks.
I hope they find a way out of the tailspin, but Dickey can’t start everyday and Wright most likely isn’t hitting .400 on the season since it hasn’t been done in decades.
This is make or break for the Mets, if they get crushed by the Yanks, Rays and the rest of the competition this month, then forget “meaningful games” in July.