Sunday, September 21, 2008

Atlanta Massacre

"They just need to score more runs" remarked Gary Cohen during Sunday's awful 8th inning.

No Gary. I beg to differ. They need to get better pitching from their bullpen.

The problem is that solution is unlikely to happen. But that is still no excuse to continue to blow game after game like this. How many times have we seen the Mets be up heading into the 8th inning only to lose the game?

And the Mets bullpen doesn't just let up the tying run or a run to take a one run lead. No, they make sure they give up enough runs so that a comeback is highly unlikely. And just to add salt to the wounds, Delgado hits a 2-run home run in the 9th inning just to prove just how pitiful it is that the Mets bullpen can't just blow a lead that have to obliterate it.

This loss hurts. The Brewers won and the Phillies just feel like they're never going to lose again for the rest of the season. This was one of those rare games in Atlanta where the Mets were in total control. How many devastating losses can one team have in a season? This feels like the 30th loss like this. I may be exaggerating, but I think I'm pretty close.

No game is ever easy. No lead is ever safe. No pain is too great for this bullpen to inflict.


bryan said...

Actually, to be fair, I think it is the 29th loss like this.

metgirl4ever said...

Albert Einstein's definition of Insanity - revised: 'constantly putting Schoeneweis in the game' over and over again and expecting different results.