As I sat pondering how much closer the Mets are to becoming sellers at the trading deadline, a thought occurred to me. If someone asked me to sum up the Mets season, I would tell them to watch this series.
Hear me out.
1. I’ll start off on a positive note: The Mets have shown some resiliency this season. After a rough first game, they absolutely embarrassed Cole Hamels, coming up with after hit and scoring a bunch of runs with two outs in yesterday’s game.
Hell, they even caused me to raise my eye brow for a split second in the eighth inning of today’s drubbing.
2. They have had to adjust due to a plethora of missed games by their star players. In this series, Terry Collins was forced to replace Carlos Beltran for two of the three games due to the flu.
3. At times, the Mets have made average pitchers look like Nolan Ryan. Kyle Kendrick? Kyle Effing Kendrick goes seven deep only giving up one run today?
Even TBS’ Dennis Eckersley couldn’t believe it. I don’t know how many times he commented on how Kendrick didn’t have an out pitch and that he was very hitable.
In the middle of the game I messaged Tom stating, Dennis Eckersly should just get it over with and say: “How the fuck are the Mets not hitting this guy? He sucks ass!”
4. At times, the Mets starting pitching has been lights out. Thank you Jon Niese. Not so much Mike Pelfrey.
5. The young players that have had to step up have played well for the most part. Daniel Murphy was a monster in this series going 7 for 12 at the plate. I realize he was not a call up, but at the beginning of the season Murph was supposed to be the utility guy, not the cleanup hitter.
6. The Mets have been atrocious at home. With the exception of game two, there was much atrocity on display in this home series loss.
There’s more, but I’ll let you play, so feel free to add your examples in the comment section.
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