I don’t know what to say anymore. I’m in physical pain just watching
Pedro Beato the bullpen meltdown yet again tonight. Yes, Ruben Tejada dropped a double play ball, but that didn’t give up 6 runs, Beato did. (Tim Byrdak pitched well though.) The sight of Mets fans and players alike is just miserable. The players are just going through the motions and that’s not what we want in July. Did you see Andres Torres not even bother to slide into second base in the 10th during that double play? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Tejada was taken out the last inning at 2nd base on a potential double play. Now, I never agree with Keith Hernandez, but he points out that Torres should have done the same and I completely agree. I really hope Terry Collins rips Torres a new one for that crappy play.
The only positive thing I could say- the Braves lost so we stay 5 games away from the playoffs.
Power gave us our only two runs with both David Wright and Ike Davis homering. But it’s never enough these days. I sound like a complete ‘negative nancy,’ but it’s hard to be happy-go-lucky as I watch the end of this game. The Mets have lost 10 of their last 11 since before the All-Star Break. Is there anything the Mets can do? Is there anything Terry Collins can do? I wish I had the answer to these questions, but things are not looking good right now for the team.
DICKEY NEEDS TO COME TO THE RESCUE TOMORROW! WAKE UP METS! – It’s not over! Get it together!
UGHHHHH!!! I need to go scream in my pillow or watch an inspirational/under dog sports movie…EXCUSE ME!
I feel your pain kid…Exactly how we all feel.
UPDATE: Beato gets sent down to make room for Matt Harvey on the roster.
Well, that was a depressing loss. After coming back twice, the Mets lose on a wild pitch from Pedro Beato with the bases loaded in the 10th inning. The bullpen blew two leads during the game. TWO! Not to mention, Jason Bay’s return probably couldn’t have been any worse. He had to be pinch hit for. I really have no words for last night’s game. It is extremely disheartening to lose to a first place team in that manner and even worse when you NEED all the wins you can get. The Mets need to work hard to keep their spirits up and find ANY way to win games. They cannot let the season slip away, even though that’s exactly what everyone is saying they are doing. Sandy Alderson needs to make a change before the trade deadline to give the Mets
any chance the best possible chance.
YOU CAN QUOTE THAT! –
TERRY COLLINS: “This is the Major Leagues and you’ve got to be able to fight…You’ve got to be able to fight until your last breath. And we’re going to continue to do it until we don’t have anybody left.” (I truly can’t help but respect this man and his attitude toward the game!)
DAVID WRIGHT: “There are two options…Either we stick with it and keep going out there and grinding away like we’ve done all year, [or we] fold up shop and go through the motions. Hopefully we choose the first.” (Oh, every Met fan out there hopes the same thing)
TRADE RUMORS– Check out this blog post on “Rant Sports” by Chris Gamble- “MLB Rumors: New York Mets Eyeing Jonathan Broxton.” It discusses some options the Mets have before the trade deadline to improve the bullpen- which include Jonathan Broxton, Brett Myers, and Brandon Lyon. They’re just rumors, but something needs to be done as soon as possible!
CHRIS YOUNG GOES TONIGHT– Chris Young goes for the the Mets tonight against the Nationals at 7:05 PM, trying to end their season-high 5-game slide. Terry Collins said it the best last night- ”It’s time to reach down inside and pull out whatever you’ve got left, and make something out of the remainder of this trip.”
I love a good comeback. Who doesn’t? But a comeback against the Phillies is even sweeter! I had to listen to the end of the game on the radio because I was driving to Jersey, so it was even more nerve wracking. In the back seat, rocking back and forth, and breathing like I was about to have a nervous breakdown- it was quite a sight. Let’s just say I can’t sit still when the Mets are in a close game, haha.
That game was incredible! Murphy’s defense has been criticized from the beginning of the season, but his smothering play in the 8th inning kept us in the game. He’s been working hard to better his defense all season and it’s definitely paying off. Thole’s block at the plate to make sure Fontenot didn’t score was another stellar play. Even after having a concussion, Thole was willing to sacrifice his body to make the play and that’s what I love to see. Players putting it all out there to win! Let’s not forget Pedro Beato and Bobby Parnell’s excellent relief efforts. Parnell was dominant, striking out two and Beato made a splash in his season debut.
And then came the 9th innning,which was picture perfect! Valdespin staying patient to get the walk when he’s known to be a free swinger, Tejada’s walk, Murph never giving up with a 2-0 count, and then came the winning hit. D-Wright coming up big with 2 outs and becoming the first player to get a walk-off hit off both Papelbon and Mariano Rivera. He is just a beast going 3 for 5 with 4 RBIs! The MVP chants came again as Wright rounded the bases and got the whip cream to the face from Turner. Dickey may be getting most of the attention for his pitching, but Wright has consistently shown that he is the backbone of this team and that no one should forget it. Trust me David (aka my future husband), no one can ignore you or the mark you’ve made on the Mets franchise. One of the announcers on AM 660 said, “David Wright defines the Mets” and I couldn’t have said it better myself.
I thought we were going to get a game on the Nationals, but of course they also pulled out a late comeback. The Nats are such a sore in my side. They just keep on winning and it doesn’t look like they’re cooling down so we need to keep winning to stay in the race.
Random– I never really liked Terry Collins ever since he was hired. Or let’s say I was skeptical about whether or not he could manage a Major League team. But I must say he handles himself very well. I like the things he says and the way he says them. He’s honest and takes responsibility for anything that happens. His winning attitude has rubbed off on the team and Mets fan, including myself. Even in the face of low expectations before the season started, Collins made it clear the Mets would try their very best to win and play good baseball. That’s really all fans can ask for. Before the game yesterday, Collins said this was a game the Mets had to have because they have to play well in their division. I couldn’t have said it better myself and that’s definitely the positive attitude you want your manager and team to have.
Finishing off strong– The Mets take on the Cubs tonight with Johan Santana on the mound against Travis Wood, hoping to finish off the first half of the season strong. Let’s hope the Mets can take the energy from last night’s game into this last series. Let’s Go Mets!