By Mike Steffanos
I'm back from New York City, and it looks like I picked the right 4 days to be away from watching Mets games. These were the only 4 games that I didn't watch live or on DVR all season. Perhaps some of my regular readers could share some of the lowlights of what happened in the comments below -- though if these games are too painful to relive, I understand.
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Nationals 5 - Mets 1
I had hoped while watching Saturday's game that the Mets offense would get back into gear for the postseason. This was obviously not the case. I actually watched some of this game on Channel 11 after arriving in NYC, and it seemed every bit as pathetic as the games from the week before. Apparently, Saturday was a one-day revival of fortunes for the bats.
Trachsel was just Trachsel. I only saw the last inning that he pitched, but the line was familiar -- 5 innings pitched, a lot of hits, a lot of walks and one strikeout. The Mets are going to have to score some runs for Trachsel if he's going to win a playoff game, and he's going to have to be more like the Trachsel that pitched the playoff clincher (how long ago does that seem now?) and less like this one.
Monday, September 25, 2006
Nationals 7 - Mets 3
Just looking at the box score it didn't seem that Glavine pitched that badly here, but the offense came up short again. Saw some highlights of this game. Lisa and I were considering going to this game, but after being there for one of their anemic performances against the Marlins and seeing what they did on Sunday, I took a pass. Smart move, as it turned out.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Braves 12 - Mets 0
I thought going into the games in Atlanta that the Mets might wake up while facing the Braves. Instead, they fell into a deeper slumber. Obviously, Oliver Perez wasn't that good, but I never felt he was a real candidate for a post-season start, anyway. I want to see him go through a whole spring training with Rick Peterson before they ask that much out of him. As for the offense -- just horrible.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Braves 13 - Mets 1
At least they scored a run yesterday. After this one, I'd be shocked if Pedro makes an NLDS start, and wonder if we'll see him at all in the playoffs. I wonder now what it might take for the offense to wake up, and hope to God it doesn't take until 2007. The Mets have a chance to win in the playoffs without Pedro, but not if they don't score any runs.
If anyone wants to share something with me on any of these games, please do. I'll be back after tonight's game with regular posting.