Series Loss Is A Microcosom of 2011 Season


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!”

Even I could hit Kyle Kendrick

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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3 Responses to “Series Loss Is A Microcosom of 2011 Season”

  1. B. Taylor Says:

    Hi Jason, here’s my copy and paste of my rant, er, I mean response to your other post -
    ‘I’m done with Pelfrey.
    It’s been six years and his inconsistency, his excuses and his inability to be mentally tough is killing us. Trade him if possible to a small market team where he will be comfortable being their ace. He can’t handle the pressure here and he’s as bad as Ollie Perez with ADD. You can’t be one to three in the rotation and not be fairly reliable, that’s unacceptable.
    (1) No pitcher worth their salt, asked to be anywhere from one to three in the rotation should be an automatic ‘ freebie’ to an opposing team.
    (2) It’s disheartening when your teammates knows you’re gonna put them in a hole and they have to dig out of the Grand Canyon just to break even, especially since the guys playing have been trying their best against some of the toughest pitchers in the league, and are for the most part learning on the job in the big leagues.
    Fans should not be forced to automatically write off a game the moment they know who’s pitching. That’s just awful…
    K-Rod never gave me this much angst, and he usually won.’

    He knew our last consistent big bopper was out with the flu and that anything we might have gotten from the other guys would be gravy (see last night). Draw a line in the sand AND DON’T LET THEM CROSS IT for god’s sake, or at least make it minimal damage. Niese and Capuano does it, and Dickey and Dillon Gee go down fighting. Really, I’m done with him for now.

    And Bay has got to start earning his other 33 million NOW!

    I’m think I’m done ranting. This should hold me for about a year : )

    • Jason Says:


      Feel free to rant whenever you want. That’s why Midwestropolitan is here for you! hahaha

      I was telling Tom today that Pelfrey is now officially annoying the shit out of me, when before he was just annoying me.

      I wonder if he is being shopped by Alderson and if so, what value he has. I just don’t think the Mets are the right fit for him.

      As far as Bay is concerned, I am working on a piece right now in honor of his 25th 0fer. So stay tuned….

  2. B. Taylor Says:

    I think Alderson, if he’s shopping him is gonna have to wait for a while because no manager in his right mind is going to want him at this point unless he shows that he’s more consistent and has two brain cells to rub together.
    And you are correct, he is not a good fit for the Mets.

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