By Mike Steffanos
Nationals 6 - Mets 2
When you're a blogger that follows a team on a day-in, day-out basis, some days you're going to find yourself just plain disgusted. Today was one of those days for me. I love baseball, which is why I chose to do this, but games like tonight's leave me feeling I have nothing to offer. It's not sour grapes over losing, either. I don't expect to win every game. I just hate feeling like I wasted an evening, and I felt that way watching this game. I was tempted to skip my game post tonight, but instead will make a few points.
Thoughts on the game
Maine didn't look terrible, just nervous. The line looks ugly in the box score but really wasn't awful. He deserves a second start.
That kid O'Connor that beat them looked like he was 12 years old. They made him look like Sandy Koufax. 2 hits in 7 innings, both by Lo Duca. What is it about the Mets and kid pitchers? It's beyond weird and into the Twilight Zone of frustration.
I know Darren Oliver has had some decent moments, but I like Feliciano better as a lefty and Heath Bell better for that spot in the bullpen, and I'm not just dumping on him because he's had a couple of bad outings. He is what he always was, a journeyman pitcher.
Willie got tossed for arguing a bad call on strike three to Wright. Actually, I think he was sick of watching the game and looking for an out. Can't blame him.
Sorry, this is all I have tonight. It was just one sorry game.
The Pirates and the legendary Ian Snell come in to face the struggling Mets offense tomorrow night at 7:10. Pedro pitches for the Mets, looking for his 6th win.