Brutal

You gotta be kidding me with that game. 

It looked and felt like the Met bats would simply never show up last nite until (my boy) Jordany Valdespin pinch hit in the top of the 9th and deposited a 3 run bomb to give  us a lead… and then Parnell blew it. 

But by then the Mets had morphed back into the scrappy ‘12 Mets we love by scoring and taking the lead AGAIN in the 10th …

Only to turn BACK into the typical Mets losing the game on a WP from ‘86 baby Pedro Beato.

Brutal.

We’ve suddenly lost four in a row having gone 1-6 in the last 7.

This feels like the beginning of the end. 

I’ve been nervous before this season but it’s getting scary.

Here are 2 things that have gotta happen ASAP

• Lucas Duda has GOT to get back on the field and show us he can put a team on his back for a spell ( hate to put pressure on the kid but we need him) 

• Valdespin HAS to play every day. Enough with Bay already and forget Torres - LET THE KID PLAY!!!

15 Responses to “Brutal”

  1. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Make that 5 in a row…but whose counting?

    Buyers or Sellers?

  2. foxster Says:

    to paraphrase Vector when after all his bad deeds in “Despicable Me”, he was left stranded on the moon “Oh Poop”

  3. Patrick Says:

    I hate that I’ve lost my desire to continue watching these guys. The last five years haven’t helped. Now I have such a short leash.

  4. CTMetFan Says:

    Have Duda carry the team? I think you are over-rating this guy. He ia an awful right fielder whose mistakes have cost us games.
    Dont get me wrong he has potential to be a good hitter but he is a liability in right.
    Face it. Without a bull pen we are toast.

  5. BlondiesJake Says:

    Last night was brutal. But looking at this season as a whole, it has already been great:
    -A no-hitter we thought would never happen
    -The team in contention at the ASB
    -R.A. Dickey
    -The revival of DW
    -The return of Ike
    -The relatively smooth transition from Reyes to Tejada
    -Contributions from youngsters including Baxter, Nieuwenhuis and Valdespin
    -Hope on the horizon with Harvey, Wheeler, Mejia, Familia and more young arms

    Realistically, this team is a number of pieces away. But there’s real reason for optimism and this bad loss and losing streak and even a 2nd half meltdown won’t change the fact this team is headed in the right direction for the first time in a while.

  6. Mets Fan Says:

    No to be nasty but are kidding me? Duda carry team? The bats on this team are fine. I think you need to look at the bull pen. This bull pen is falling into the tradition of failing the organization. They lack confidence. They lack talent and we as fans should be sick and tired of the lack of investment the organization has made in a good bull pen. This team has 16 blown saves! 16!! All the runs in the world cannot help this team.

  7. cleonjones Says:

    What a tough lost! PLEASE TRADE BAY FOR ANYONE- HE SUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our Bullpen is Terrible- Hey Sandy- make a DAMN move !!! Lets go Mets !

  8. Howard Says:

    I am not nearly as enthused about the future of this team. I see a team of two positions guys that I can count on in the future (Wright and Tejada) and possibly Davis although the court is out on him. I do not see Duda amounting to much. Our two best pitchers are Santana who is far from the Santana of old and will not be on the team once his contract is up and Dickey who although I like, is an enigma with a knuckleball and no proven track record. Most scouts see Harvey as a 3 or 4 in a rotation, Mejia and Familia are far from givens and Wheeler is probably two years away. We have no bullpen whatsoever, no closer (Parnell once again proved as he always does that he is not the answer) and all of these call ups are turning out to be what they were expected to be, AAA players.

    When DW is the second best hitter in the lineup, then I know the Mets are making strides. For how good DW is, he is not a superstar and we need a huge impact hitter in the lineup. Will the Mets management ever pay for one, probably not. Will the farm system produce one, probably not.

    This team is like the famed ‘Boys of Summer’, the only problem being that this team can only win at the AAA level, not the major leagues.

    And one last note on the wonderful GM Alderson. He was given some flexibility to get a bullpen together. He said during the offseason that the bullpen was high priority. Well, look at the great job he did.

    I cannot take this team anymore. It is the middle of July, there are now 2 wild cards, and still we are in position to be sellers.

  9. JoMama Says:

    What is it called when you do the same thing over and over again to the same, terrible results? While I realize when it comes to the pen, TC’s hands are tied to a degree, that’s why we have a farm team right? Maybe sending a message that you don’t stay up in the show if your results are abysmal is the fire some of the guys in the bullpen need. I don’t know, which is why I’m the dude slugging beers while watching my team implode, but sweet Jesus, can’t we just bring guys up for the sake of bringing them up and giving them some experience? 16 blown games? We’d be flying high in 1st if that number was 8! What a demoralizing loss, have to take the next two. Oh, and a solid performance by Niese - WASTED. LGM.

  10. Mets Fan Says:

    All the news paper articles about the great 1st half. It is almost like this team reads them and believes they are good. They should keep their mouths shut and play baseball. They should be taking their cue from the Yankees. I am sick of this mediocre organization. Sick.

  11. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    That was pretty horrifying last night, all right. The bullpen overall is just dreadful. But despite that, I think that BJake has it just about right in his post this morning. There’s been a lot to cheer about with this club this year, much more than I would have thought coming out of spring training. There is no magic pill, or quick fix coming for this year. For all this team’s flaws, it’s been a remarkably entertaining group to watch so far.

  12. Former Meta Fan Says:

    2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and add 2012 to the list. Same problem for Mets, different years. Bullpen! Bullpen! Bullpen! Look at Tampa, Yankees and angels over the same period.

  13. rj Says:

    Can’t agree more on Valdespin. Hey look people we always knew our weakness was the bullpen but most teams have the same problem. It really is very scientific. The guys who pitch well START….I think if we can win the next two of three series we’ll get back on track but I am hoping Collins is the type of guy to get them back on track..at least i think he is

  14. JoMama Says:

    My issue isn’t that the bullpen is bad - my issue is it’s literally THE WORST. In this scenario, why not bring up some young arms? I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not well versed in who we have in Buffalo or Binghampton, I’m just saying why not give some of these guys a shot? How bad is it mentally if TC tells them that they are being given a shot coming out of the pen, but that by no means is this permanent nor is it necessarily where we want you to be? I don’t know much about how you coach/manage a starter or how it affects their head if you bring them up before they’re ready but guys like Harvey, Familia or Olsen might do a better job coming out of the pen. Worst case is they suck and we send them back down. Am I missing something?

  15. KMac Says:

    I’m going to my first game of the year Friday night, I hope they’re not playing to stay above .500.

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