Not Feeling Quite So Confiedent
I had some more anti-Yankee stuff to post, but I could not bring myself to do it. Not after the embarrassing games of the last two days by the Mets. If the Mets do well this weekend, the post will make it’s way onto the blog.
The Mets are continuing to hurt themselves with leaving men on base, having no men on base for Piazza, and too many costly errors. When the Mets make and error, it is not like they create a leak in the boat, they create a gaping hole in the hull. They make errors in fabulous fashion. It is hard for me to get all over Cameron for this one, because he has been hot lately and has come a big in a few spots of late. Yeah, he went 0 - 4 with three K's and an error that allowed and eventual four unearned runs in, but people are going to have games like that. It happens to everyone. However, this has to be the worst time to have two demoralizing defeats. With the Yankees on the horizon, the Mets cannot keep shooting themselves in the foot. If they play like this against the Yankees, the scores may start to look like they are for football games. It's hard not think they will be downtrodden after these two games, but they need to have confidence and play with some conviction. They are one game under .500 now and need to avoid falling any further under. Just Wednesday, the Mets were one game over .500 and I was feeling pretty good about things. While I still feel good, I am bit more skeptical coming into this series with their play of late. They seem to relapse every so often into the team that everyone predicted they will be and this is not time to relapse into erratic play. It has been frustrating these last two games, but this how the Mets have been. Hot and cold on and off.
Glavine must walk away frustrated as usual after he puts forward another good start. The Mets fail to give him any run support and he is forced to pitch a game with no mistakes if he is to walk away with the victory. It might be nice if the Mets can just put up five runs for him in the second inning and give him a chance to win. I cannot even put blame on the bullpen here. Yeah Bottalico did not do great and Stanton did actually did get the job done, but the sun had other plans for the Mets. Just an ugly game that really needs to be left behind. The Mets need to somehow rip of a five game streak to put them three or four games over .500. This continual hovering around mediocrity is going to feel frustrating after a while. If it is this frustrating to the fans, it must be a ton worse on the players.
Does anyone else see a problem with this? The three and four batters go 6 for 8, and have no runs scored or no RBIs. That is exactly what the largest problem is to me. The Mets need to get people on base in the one or two hole. I realize I'm stating the obvious, but that has been a huge ongoing problem and something the Mets cannot do.
General manager Jim Duquette said that Jae Seo would make his next scheduled start. ... Scott Erickson is making his last rehab start Friday night for Triple-A Norfolk and Duquette indicated that he needed to show something more than he has been showing. The Mets have until Monday to decide what they want to do with him
Nice, give Erickson his walking papers. Anyone that has a higher ERA than Aaron Heilman has no place in the organization anymore. Especially when they person is pushing 40.
The same article notes that Vance's injury is a bit more serious than originally thought and he could be out for bit. Not to fear, the Wilson/Phillips catching combo is still in existance thanks to Tom.