Monday, August 22, 2011

Game #127: Phillies 10, Mets 0

When a team gets on a long losing stretch, it usually helps to go to a health spa; what I mean by that is face another struggling team, solve your problems against them, and get back on track. The New York Mets do not get to go to the league's health spa to solve their problems. Instead, they are forced into the league's iron maiden.

Dillon Gee struggled with his control and the Mets could not solve the mystery of Cliff Lee, falling to the Phillies 10-0.

The Bad Stuff:
  • We lost 10-0. Saying anything else would just be a waste of infinite Internet space.
The Good Stuff:
  • Of the 5 hits New York got in the whole game (3 off Lee, 2 off David Herndon), Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada combined for 4. Since being called up again in June, Duda's been hitting over .300 with an OPS of about .900. In his past 12 games, Tejada's hitting over .400 with an OPS of over 1.000. The team may be on the downslide, but these two young guys are on the way up.
Final Analysis:
Oy, when it rains, it pours. I mean really pours. Hollywood rain after a volcano pours. Ted & Robin getting together at the end of Season 1 pours. (Sorry, shorted into How I Met Your Mother mode for a second. And now, back to baseball.)

In less than a month, the Mets have gone from 4 games over .500 to 7 games under. One more loss and it's like 5-13 all over again. The worst part? The downpour ain't lettin' up time soon: two more against the Phillies, three against the Braves over the weekend, and four games in three days against the Marlins, who always seem to beat us at home.

Someone call up Noah; we're in the market for an ark.


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