Sunday, July 25, 2010

Apathy is Setting In

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.

3 comments:

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jeremy said...

Before the all star break I was talking to a buddy who is a Phils fan (yeah, I know...). So anyway, we got to talking about Beltran and I said that honestly I am worried about him coming back. Mets had been playing decent ball and I'm a big Pagan fan. My concern was what would happen to clubhouse chemistry and all. Now we know the Mets always struggle out west but is it early to pin this recent slump on Beltran coming back ? just sayin.....

dave said...

Jeremy - don't think I haven't thought the same thing. I keep telling myself it's irrational to think that the return of an all star caliber player like Beltran would be a negative, but it probably has messed up the vibe in the clubhouse.

But still the fact that every single bat in the Mets lineup is in a slump is just ridiculous. I'm not sure anyone has an answer to remedy the situation.