In the bottom of the 9th last night, SNY panned the Mets dugout.
Most all of the players and coaches were on the top step, leaning on the rail. I was stunned by how weary and dejected everyone looked. This did not look like a team that wanted to come out and play another game. They certainly didn’t look like a first place team.
And they didn’t play like one. Again. as the Mets lost 9–6, the team’s 9th loss in 13 games.
We are now just one game ahead of the Phillies in the NL East.
Tonight we send Pedro to the mound to play the Cardinals in a makeup game. This game was rained out on June 28 (We were there that night: here’s what Shea looked like). The Mets are going up against Joel Pineiro, 6–5 with a 4.72 ERA. The Phillies, meanwhile, face the Braves and John Smoltz.
The stars and the matchups are aligned in our favor tonight. We’ll be in Loge13 and will provide the happy recap tomorrow.
My apologies to all those who have e-mailed me recently with links and Shea mementos to post. I promise I will get to them shortly. Events on the field have impacted events on the blog. But we have a long off-season to make things right. Lets hope the off-season starts in a month, not Monday.