There are alot of tired Met fans this morning after the Mets
lost a heartbreaking game - and possession of first place - to the Phillies last night.
least my kids got a good night sleep. When they tucked themselves in, the Mets
were winning 7-0 and Pedro was in control. Lets all hope that wasn't the
high point of the season.
By the time I angrily slammed my head on the pillow, the bullpen had surrendered yet another lead and we had lost 8-7 in extra innings
. If I did own an authentic Shea Stadium seat
, I would have probably thrown it through the TV.
This game was so painful to watch, I had to keep switching back to the Democratic convention to calm down. Fortunately, the Dems
had programmed a relatively excitement-free evening (until about 10:30 or so), which helped distract from the slow death going on at Citizens bank park after the 4th inning.
And while it is easy to blame last night on the bullpen, you gotta wonder: where is the offense? Beltran and Delgado a combined 2 for 10. Church 0 - 6. Pinch hitters 0 - 3. If it wasn't for Easley and Tatis, this game would not have even been close. And fortunately the Phillies left 18 (that's not a typo) runners on base or it would have been an early night.
The Mets (and Met fans) just need to calm down tonight. We have our best shot on the mound tonight, when Santana goes against Kyle Kendrick, who has been inconsistent this summer (4-4, 5.33 ERA since July 1). A split in Philly and we're back in first place, no harm done. A loss and the Mets will be 1.5 games back and off to FLA to continue a long road trip.