By Mike Steffanos
Game 7: Padres 6 - Mets 5
I was driving around listening to this game on the radio while running some errands last night. When I got home I sat down and tried to write this piece and just didn't have the heart to do it.
You can dissect this game all you want, but the bottom line for me right now is this: the Mets aren't playing the type of ball that wins close games right now and, unfortunately, other than game 2 of the Marlins series, all the games have been decided by two runs or less.
After winning the first two games against the Reds 2-1 and 9-7, the Mets have lost four of five, including all 4 games decided by two runs or less.
While the old saying is true that you're never as bad as you look when things are going bad, the Mets need to start playing more fundamentally sound baseball very soon. If they do, the winning should follow.
Not much to say about Pelfrey right now. He looks very much like the guy we saw in the first 2 1/2 months of last season. Hopefully it doesn't take him until June to figure it out this year, or it's going to be a long summer.
I'm working on a longer piece for this later this afternoon. Please check back.