What a disgrace

Posted: April 16, 2011 in Mets

Sometimes I really, really hate being a Mets fan. Today was certainly one of those days and it’s already shaping up to be another lost season for the Mess.
The Mets were swept in another doubleheader, falling 4-2 in Game 1 and 4-0 in Game 2 to the Atlanta Braves (who were struggling coming into the series). The Braves had to be celebrating knowing the Mets were coming into town, as this poor excuse for a team is the perfect elixir for any team down on its luck.
Fill-in starter D.J. Carrasco showed he’s equally adept at sucking in the rotation as he is in the bullpen, surrendering three solo homers in 3 2/3 innings to lose Game 1. The Mets were even worse in Game 2. Mike Pelfrey has been excruciatingly bad this year and tonight was no exception. Sir Licks A Lot gave up four runs and 11 hits in five innings, never able to execute a big pitch in key spots as usual. Didn’t seem to matter, because the Mets’ offense was again a no-show against just-off-the-DL Jair Jurrjens. The only threat the Mets had in this game was quickly erased on one of the biggest boneheaded baserunning moves I can remember in quite some time. Daniel Murphy led off the sixth with a double and down 3-0, took off for third base on a steal attempt. Of course, there was no reason to do this, and of course, he was thrown out. Typical.
The Mets are now 4-11, off to the third-worst start in franchise history. Only the 1962 and 1964 expansion-era Mets got off to worse starts. There are 147 games to go. That can be looked at as a positive for the Mets, but if they continue to play like this, it’s going to be a season for the ages, and not in a good way. The Mets’ next loss comes Sunday when Dillon Gee takes on Tommy Hanson in the finale of this three-game set. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Sell the team, Wilpons!

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