Mets Limp Along
Poor Metsies. They traveled to Chicago yesterday after a dismal series against the Yankees — a blow to their pride and their place in the standings — to face the sixth place Cubs, a supposedly easy opponent, but were outplayed by an inferior organization.
Johan Santana, thankfully, has recovered from the two-game swoon following his no-hitter, but it was to no avail. So while Santana was pitching a great game for six innings, only making a mistake on one pitch that led to a two-run homer, the Mets offense was nowhere to be seen.
And their defense was even worse. How do you make three errors in one inning? The final score of the game was 6-1, and the score was indicative of the levels of talent displayed by each team.
Terry Collins needs to get tough with our young players and teach them fundamentals until they become second nature. A team’s true abilities come out during the long and demanding course of the season — no other sport plays anywhere near 162 games. But the converse also holds true: the long season offers plenty of opportunities for redemption.
Overall, the Mets have played very well as the end of the first half of the season approaches; they just need to work out some kinks and keep up the good work.