As Ike Davis stepped up to the plate against future Hall of Famer, Mariano Rivera, I turned to my wife and said, "Watch. The rookie is going to come through and David Wright is going to strikeout."
So I was wrong about the strikeout, but it was just another chapter in what has become the predictable storyline of the New York Mets. If the Mets get good pitching, they can't hit. If the bats come alive, the pitching gives up half a dozen runs. When a rookie comes through, your All Star falls flat. When you solve the riddle of the other team's best players, their role players kill you.
Jason Bay was happy to see Mariano again, and it was nice to see the Mets fight until the end but honestly who wants a nice game. I want wins. The Mets need wins. And you know what, there's little reason to believe they will come in bunches any time soon.