Tagged: Phillies

Exhibit C…almost

Well, the Mets tried to strand the bases loaded again, but a botched double play ball opened the floodgates instead…up 6-1 in the third.

 

GH

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Exhibit A

I post yesterday about the Mets not putting
the hammer down when they get the chance, so what do they do?
First inning tonight, 1 run in, Kyle Kendrick can’t find home
plate with a compass, Mets load the bases but Easley grounds
out to end it. You need to capitalize in those spots, and
last year they failed repeatedly at exactly
this.

Opening up the wound

Brutal loss by the Mets in their home opener today. This isn’t about panic over a 2-4 start…panic after 6 games is absurd. But the Mets let Jamie Moyer make them look silly, faltering on several circumstances where they could have put the hammer down, and the bullpen spit the bit. Add the Delgado error (throwing a DP ball that would have halted Philly’s take-the-lead rally off Chase Utley’s back, letting 2 runs score), and it’s not just a loss but an ugly loss.

If you fear something as a Mets fan, it’s this team lacking a killer instinct. We saw a lot last year that this team refused to bury a team. They would get 2 runs in, but have the bases loaded with 0 or 1 out, and get nothing further. Right now, the bullpen and the top of the order are having a real bad time…that’s a good way to, well, start 2-4.