Rockies 5, Mets 4

Posted: April 13, 2011 in Mets

Poor Charlie Brown must have been a Mets fan.

We’re 11 games into the season, and I’m already downsizing what were modest expectations for this year’s Mets team to begin with. The early three-game winning streak is looking more and more like a tease, and this might be another in what is becoming a long line of long seasons for Mets fans.
It’s early, I know, and you can’t give up hope in April, but there are several alarming signs if you are a Mets fan.
Tonight’s 5-4 loss to the Rockies was frustrating in that it reminded me of poor managing in seasons past. So far, there are certain things I like about Terry Collins. He seems to be organized, intense and already had a team meeting after tonight’s game to try to straighten things out.
But why, Terry, why in God’s name did you pitch to a scalding hot Troy Tulowitzki with a base open with two outs in the fifth inning and the Mets up by two runs. Especially with the immortal Jose Lopez in the on-deck circle? Naturally, Tulo hits a three-run homer and the Mets’ bats went quietly into the night. At least the bullpen pitched well tonight for a change.
The Mets (4-7) host a doubleheader today, and only a sweep will keep it from being a totally disastrous opening homestand. R.A. Dickey and Chris Capuano take the hill for the Mets, opposed by Greg Reynolds and Jorge De la Rosa.

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