Thank you sir, may I have another?
Posted by keithosaunders on May 19, 2010
You have to have a little of the masochist in you to be a Mets fan. The pain from tonight’s loss was exquisite. The Marquis de Sade could not have executed better torture.
This was a game that was winnable. With our ace, Johan Santana, on the mound, and facing a pitcher I had never heard of, Kris Melden, I figured the odds were in our favor. Coming off a character building 3-2 victory the previous night, one would expect some momentum. How wrong I was.
Johan pitched a tight 7 innings allowing only 2 runs on 5 hits, the damage coming off the bat of ‘Sweet Swing’ Troy Glaus. This being baseball in the 21st century there was no way in hell that Santana was going to finish this game. There are too many arms waiting to be destroyed by Jerry Manuel. After all, Pedro Feliciano gets rusty if he doesn’t pitch EVERY SINGLE DAY.
But the worst was seeing that good-for-nothing, fold-up-like-a-tent-in-the-clutch, ex-Met Billy Wagner work out of a 9th inning jam. With Castillo on third and 1 out Wagner struck out David Wright, who now looks clueless at the plate, as well as Ike Davis.
All that remained was the end game. Bottom 9th and on comes Meijia. Poor guy. He’s only 20, but being that he pitches for Manuel’s bullpen his arm will be shot by the time he’s 21. Single, walk, and on comes ex-Yankee Melky Cabrera. Too perfect. When Melky failed to get the bunt down I was sure he would win the game with a hit. I was wrong. Slow roller to Wright who threw it away. Ballgame.
And now…two games against an up and coming Nationals team who thus far this season have owned the Mets. Tomorrow should be interesting when the Mets start a rookie knuckleballer. After the Nats come the Yankees, Phillies, and Brewers. Fasten your seat belts. Things are about to get ugly.