Ass Backwards

June 17th:

“I’m going to cut to the chase here.  The Mets should win their upcoming series against the Angels…….I’ve got the Mets favored in two of the three pitching match ups as I am giving an edge to the Angels in the Haren vs. Pelfrey game.  Big Pelf should have a good showing but I would be silly not to give Haren and his 2.54 ERA the nod.” – Me

Boy, the Mets couldn’t have been farther off  from what I expected if they tried.  Did I do something to anger them?  Not only did the Mets lose this series, but the result of all three starting pitching match ups was the exact opposite of what I thought would happen.

Today’s game was indubitably disappointing.   The Mets were never in it, largely due to Jon Niese flat-out not having it.  Quite the futile feeling as a fan.  Thankfully, there have not been too many contests like this in the 2011 season.

Maybe they’re a little gassed.  After all, this was their 13th game in as many days.  Hopefully, tomorrow’s off day will provide some rest and they can mount yet another assault on breaking the .500 barrier.

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3 Responses to “Ass Backwards”

  1. B. Taylor Says:

    One step forward, two steps back.

    I felt this was going to happen, but I did not give voice to it, hoping that if I kept quiet the opposite of my thoughts would be the result. I thought that Niese was due for an off day and, yup, exactly what happened.

    We can’t afford to have the starting pitching crash on us.
    We have only Jose, Pagan and Beltran plus the valiant effort of our AAA guys to try to help keep us float. If we make one mistake, or one of these guys has an off day we’re sunk – case in point.

    Bay has shown some signs of life over the past few days, but by the gods, the wait is killing us. He has got to start stepping it up! I know he’s trying but my patience is beginning to wear a little thin with his offense.
    We really need him to produce in a big way – HERE AND NOW.

    • Jason Says:

      Well B., I have personally given up on Bay. My opinion on him is that anything we get out of him is icing on the cake. I have a sense of closure writing that. It feels good.

      Also, I think we are going to continue to go back and forth like this. Hover around .500 until Davis and Wright get back. I will say this. Watching the AAA guys play hard every day and put the pressure on their opponents has been far more entertaining and satisfying then anything I saw in 2007-2010.

      You’re right in that our starter’s are going to have games like this every once in a while. We just don’t have the lineup to bounce back when they do.

      • Tom Says:

        I’m questioning your prognostication skills. Don’t screw up the Oakland series or we’ll have to find a replacement.

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