Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Game #128: Phillies 9, Mets 4

It wasn't as bad as yesterday's line, but it was more of the same for the Mets in Philly.

Jon Niese got shelled in his 4 innings and New York couldn't solve the puzzle that is Vance Worley; when the Mets finally found their offense, it was too late, and they fell again to the Phillies, 9-4.

The Bad Stuff:
  • Same as yesterday, different names.
The Good Stuff:
  • Same as yesterday, same name: Lucas Duda, who provided half the Mets' offense with a 2-run homer in the 8th.
  • Hitting in the 2-hole for the first time in a while, Ruben Tejada went 1-4. Nick Evans also had 2 hits and 2 runs.
Final Analysis:
Ladies and gentlemen, it's official: at 60-68, the Mets have wiped out all the progress they had made since that horrendous 5-13 start. Eight games under again. And what a shame it is, because they had been doing so well to exceed expectations since April. But a stretch even worse than that start (5-17) has reduced a solid and memorable season into the rubble of last year. It's just sad what has happened this month, and now it will be an uphill battle to even finish .500. I just hope the guys can find it in them to aim for that as a goal.


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