Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Mess that is the Mets

The Mets have won two of their last 8 games. For most of June the Mets were floating around the 10 games over .500 mark and now find themselves closer to 10 games out then having the division lead.

This is such a bizarre season of opposites. When the bullpen is good the starting pitching struggles. When the starting pitching is good, the bats go cold. When the bats are hot, the bullpen implodes. The Mets finally get everybody healthy and can't seem to win with first string players.

What is going on with this team? They are finding ways to collapse and with 6 more games left on this West Coast trip, the Mets could be 8 games out by the time they return to Flushing.

If the Mets were ever going to make a trade, now is the time to do it. This team needs a fire to ignite them. Maybe it's a bench clearing brawl. Maybe it's an unsung hero stepping up. But mostly it's the guys doing what their supposed to do.

Last night's loss is fully on the shoulders of Mike Pelfrey who self-destructed before the second inning even started. But this entire team needs to get it started before we are sent back to the torture of last season.

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