Guys, I know it’s easy to despair with this team sometimes especially with the kind of play we’ve been witnessing, but you gotta keep positive.Â Last yearÂ on this date we were in 4th place and 1 game below .500.Â This yr we’re 1.5 games back and 2 above .500.
We areÂ on a 4 game skid, but we were not blown out in any of em.Â We played without our big bopper in Delgado, without (for the most part) Jose Reyes and with players manning positions theyre not accostomed to.Â Not to mention we’ve hadÂ Jeremy Reed and Ramon MartinezÂ in the lower part of the lineup.
This weekend undoubtedly wil be tough, but dont fret.Â We got ourÂ ace going up against a very beatable Dice K, who’s 0-1 with a 12.79 ERA along with a 3.00 WHIP.
In game 2, we have Big Pelf going up against another very beatable Red Sox hurler, Josh Beckett.Â Pelfrey has shown something that Ive been very impressed with, and thats composure.Â He’s settled down after getting hitÂ and has kept us in games.Â Â Beckett has had a pretty good couple of outings but we’ll see if he can hold it up.
Sunday’s finale will matchupÂ Redding and Wakefield.Â A decentÂ matchup that could goÂ either way.Â Redding had a veryÂ encouraging debut and looks to showÂ he was worth the pickup.Â Wakefield has been the definition of consistentcy.Â The verteran knucklerballer has been at times masterful.Â Â I hope he’s horrible on Sunday.
Obviously a big issueÂ during the losing streak has been offense.Â As mentioned earlier, Jeremy Reed and Ramon MartinezÂ cannot be in this lineup on a daily basis, especially in May.Â Â After watching his team get swept, I highly doubt Jerry will be putting that lineupÂ out again.
Anyway, my fellow neurotic Mets fans, enjoy the long wknd, be safe and as always Let’s Go Mets!