By Mike Steffanos
Nationals 5 - Mets 2
I'm not trying to do a ton of game analysis this season. I try to get something with some thoughts on each game, but my work schedule doesn't allow me to post after games in a timely fashion. I keep it brief and to the point, and hope to write more commentary type pieces.
Yesterday's game against the Nats doesn't even warrant a short game analysis. What really struck me about the game was that it reminded me so much of so many games I saw both in person and on tv last season.
I see this club as a .500 team, similar to the 2005 team. I could accept that and live with it, provided they play hard and play smart. Unfortunately, I saw neither yesterday.
I made it into the sixth inning yesterday when I just decided I had enough. It was a beautiful day outside and there were things to be done in the yard.
It bothers me that we're only one homestand into the season. I look forward all winter for baseball to come back, and I hate it that I already feel tired of watching this team.
After losing 4 out of 6 at home against the Marlins and Nats, the Mets hit the road for Colorado and St. Louis. If they play like this, they won't win a game.
It's time for the wakeup call, or many Mets fans might wind up falling asleep on this team. I know we're only a week into the season, but if there is one thing that the Mets can't afford in the early going, it is the perception of lack of focus and effort.