Last night was an ABOMINATION! There are no mincing words about that. Last night the Mets should have gone into the City of Brotherly Love with a chip on their shoulder and fire in their bellies going after the Phillies like rabid pit bulls ! Instead we saw a team that looked apathetic at best and uncoordinated at worst !
Recently of late, with the exception to Saturday and Sundays game, this team has shown very little fight. The bats have gone cold while runners are stranded in scoring position, while the bullpen has melted down when there are runners on base.
Look this roster is depleted and with the possible exception of Jose Reyes, there are no high caliber replacements coming to replenish this team – I make no bones about that, in fact I don’t see it as an excuse not to play hard. If I were some of the younger guys in the bullpen, I would be fighting to impress both my manager and general manager for next season. I would want to show them that I am part of next years plans – not a a question mark. Both Beato and Parnell need to step up their game if they want to figure into next seasons plans.
As for our offense, As well as Duda and Turner are hitting of late, they need to work on their fundamentals, which for the most part have been mediocre.
Look I know that this team started it’s nose dive to oblivion one both Reyes and Murphy went to the disabled list , but that does not mean that this club should just close up shop. This team should be playing for pride at this point. They should be proving that they are not a sub .500 team – that they with a fully reinforced roster could put the fear into most ball clubs !
Instead we got a 10-0 blowout, and that deer lost in the headlights look that Ryota Irigashi had while being pounded by the Phillies offense last night pretty much sums up the last week or so for this team.
But he we are only seven games under .500 with a chance to finish better that last season.
Oh the joy of lower expectations – or OH THE PAIN !!
And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday include:
Father time himself, utility infielder/pinch hitting specialist, Julio Franco is 53 (1958). We may joke about his age, but Franco was a key asset to the ’06-’07 Mets teams. Yes his bat had slowed and his defense had lost a step but he helped to mentor many of the young players that were on that team.
Back up catcher from the ’86 season, Ed Hearn is 51 (1960). The funny thing about Ed is I always figured him as being a weak hitting decent defensive catcher. Before he was called up to be Gary Carter’s understudy in ’86, he was known as one of the best offensive catchers in the minors. And lets not forget that he was the main trade chip in the deal that brought David Cone to the Mets via the Kansas City Royals.
Back up catcher from the ’08 season, Raul Casanova is 39 (1972).
Reserve outfielder from the ’03 season, Prentice Redman is 32 (1979) .
Middle reliever from the ’02-’03 seasons, Pat Strange is 31(1980). In his two seasons with the Mets he had no record and a E.R.A of 6.35.
The New York Mets traded back up catcher, Gary Bennett to the Colorado Rockies for minor league outfielder, Ender Chavez on August 23, 2001. Chavez spent the better part of six seasons in the Mets farm system, never rising above A ball.
Mo Vaughn gets sick at the sight of SCRAPPLE !!