By Mike Steffanos
Game 38: Nationals 5 - Mets 3
The 2008 Mets are a rollercoaster ride to futility. Some players who have been struggling goes on a hot streak with the bat and you think maybe the team is finally going to hit. Next thing you know, their bats cool off and runs are still hard to come by. They win a couple of games, looking pretty good, and you could almost bet that are a couple of stinkers just around the corner. If the pitching is strong you can bet that the hitters will struggle to score. When the bats are working the pitching suffers.
Almost everyone knows someone who has a lot of promise but can't deliver on it. The 2008 Mets are like that weird, middle aged genius uncle who still lives with mom and works the night crew at the supermarket.
By the way,better than expected start from Mr. Vargas.
You may notice this post is short on game analysis. More on that later.