Last night's extra inning loss should have been a painful, disappointing game for me as a Mets fan. Unfortunately it wasn't. It was a fully expected outcome. As I monitored Twitter to see what other Mets fans were saying, the dialogue was no different. A loss was inevitable.
No hits after the 6th inning. Substituting pitchers left and right until we were left with Oliver Perez. The game was almost scripted for Mets disappointment.
During the Giants series, each loss was excruciating as you waited for the Mets bats to break out. But by the time the third loss game in Arizona, apathy had officially set in and now each loss in LA comes with little or no surprise.
The Mets have a chance to split the series against the Dodgers which after this past week is a welcome outcome, but I have zero expectations that this will happen. Dickey will pitch well today, but winning games on the road requires you to score runs.
This feeling should not be. After what was an exciting first half of baseball, this Mets team has quickly turned anticipation into a repeat nightmare of 2009. Yes, there's still time to make up ground, but the Mets give little hope that a turnaround can be made.
Mets fans need some hope.