The Mets’ road to nowhere

Posted: July 19, 2009 in Mets

I'm hoping we've seen the last of Tim Redding, who was rocked again in relief of the injured Fernando Nieve. Redding took the loss tonight, and he's now 1-4 with a sparkling 7.16 earned run average. We've seen enough, Omar. Great signing.

Stop and smell the raw sewage permeating from the Mets dugout. The latest stench came in the form of a 7-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night. This steaming turd of a defeat followed the pattern of most of the Mets’ recent losses: poor pitching, no offense, shoddy defense. Javier Vasquez dominated the Mets for seven innings, as the Mets managed just a single run on a Jeff Francoeur RBI single. This game was basically lost when starting pitcher Fernando Nieve suffered an injury (I know that NEVER happens to the Mets) and Tim Redding entered the game. Redding promptly allowed a homer to Yunel Escobar and pitched like a wuss the rest of the game, constantly falling behind guys and walking hitters. He was charged with five runs (two earned) in three innings and actually lowered his stellar ERA from 7.22 to 7.16. This guy is awful and should be cut immediately, but he may stick around a bit more since Nieve is hurt. This means Jon Niese will likely get the call to replace him in the rotation, saving Livan Hernandez’s starting spot at least until John Maine returns. I’d still cut the guy and give someone else from the minors a shot, but that’s just me. Anyway, the Mets are now 43-48, nine games behind the Phillies. The division race is over, folks, at least as far as the Mets are concerned. I’m hoping to put a reverse jinx out there by saying that but quite frankly, I have a better chance of winning the presidency in 2012 than the Mets have of overtaking the Phillies. I have a feeling the Mets will drop 2 of 3 to the craptastic Nationals, further adding to our woes as fans.
Anyway, the beat goes on (more like the beatdowns go on) for this team, as it continues its march on the road to nowhere. Final destination: Distant fourth place.

  1. gravediggerhebner says:

    Watching the Mets this season I finally understand how Charlie Brown felt when he was running up to kick the football and at the last second Lucy would pull it off the tee. Charlie would kick at nothing, fly through the air and land on his back. “Aaauuughhh!”

    This season has been pulled out of the tee right in front of me. I’m lying on the ground bewildered and in pain. Something’s gone terribly wrong for no one obvious reason and I have to learn to trust again.

    Cue Schroeder on the piano.

  2. Andrew Sodergren says:

    The Charlie Brown analogy couldn’t be more spot-on, unfortunately.

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