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Another meaningless Subway Series come and gone and another disappointing result for the Mets. It’s so unfortunate that the Mets season has ended this way, and especially at the hands of the hated Yankees. I mean they are just so superior to the Mets in every way possible. Like how can the Mets season possibly go on!?
Oh yeah, I know how, because the Mets are still in second place in the NL East and the Mets were in every game of the series besides the first game pitched by Johan Santana. Yes, they lost some games to the Yankees, but they have lost some games to a bunch of teams this year and last I checked, these Yankee games count just the same as any other opponent, although the level of douchiness in their fan base may be quite higher.
Did the Mets not just sweep the Orioles and Rays? Did Dickey not just come off of the 9th best streak by a starting pitcher in major league baseball history? Trust me, the Mets will still compete, despite the Yankees “fans” thinking our season is now over thanks to their season deflating series defeat this past weekend.
The Mets, much to the dismay of the Yankees, will still be allowed to go on to Chicago where they will face the Cubs. Despite what all the Yankee “fans” will try to make me believe today, the Mets are still a young and exciting team. They are aware of their weaknesses, which every team has, and they have time to assess further and make some moves if they feel necessary. However, they are also playing way above where everyone expected at this point in their rebuilding, and nothing should be sacrificed just to appease the fans. There is a plan in place, set forth by Alderson & Co. and just because they have experienced more success then anticipated thus far does not mean you deviate from the plan and trade away any prospects just for a short sighted run. That is the Yankees M.O., not the Mets.
Although, we share a city, I am certainly glad we have no other similarities. No, we may not have the rings or the length of success, but we also don’t have the same classless group of “fans” or the short sighted philosophies that the Yankees have. Most fans of the Mets can actually name more then 3 players on the field at any given time, and can have a baseball argument that doesn’t end with; “27 rings”. Now don’t misunderstand, the Yankees beat the Mets and deserve credit. They hit home runs like none other and their bullpen can be lights out at times, and is quite deep. However, the Yankee “fans” just ruin it all. If it wasn’t for the fans, I am sure the Yankees wouldn’t be one of the most hated teams in the sports world. But hey, maybe their goal is to give Philly fans a run for their money as the worst in the biz. If so, then congrats you are doing quite well. If you are looking for a die hard fan base, then few others compare to the Mets, and despite what struggles and heartbreaks occur, we always stick together and stand strong, and thats the way fandom should be.
“Frank Francisco told reporters tonight he has tightness in his left oblique muscle.
Francisco said he felt the injury after his outing on Friday night, and it was sore when he arrived at the ballpark today.
Terry Collins said after the game he wasn’t sure of the severity of Francisco’s injury, but Francisco’s unavailability impacted Collins’ decision not to use Tim Byrdak to face Raul Ibanez in the seventh inning…”
So there’s that. We can now stop second guessing Collins on his decision making in the 7th and accusing him of falling asleep at the wheel.
“Chris Young will be tossing and turning in his sleep about the final pitch he threw Saturday night, which Raul Ibanez turned into a three-run homer that sparked the Yankees to an eventual 4-3 win.
“It was the worst pitch I threw tonight and it ultimately cost us the ballgame,” Young said.
While the right-hander cruised for six innings against the Yanks, that home run in the seventh ruined what had been an otherwise great outing. Young threw six-plus innings of three-run ball, only giving up four hits and walking three in a no-decision.
“I’ll try to look at the positives and see some improvements over my last couple of starts,” Young said. “But ultimately, it’s about winning and losing, and that pitch cost us tonight and I’m frustrated but that’s baseball. You have to give them credit for hitting it.”
For the first six innings, Young looked as impressive as he had all year, holding the Yankees to just two hits. He induced plenty of weak contact, and kept himself out of trouble. The Yankees had managed just three at-bats with runners in scoring position.
In the seventh, it all went south in the stretch of three pitches. Young first walked Mark Teixeira on a 3-2 pitch that just missed the plate. Nick Swisher followed with a double, aided by a Lucas Duda fielding gaffe…”
Young isn’t going to be the only one tossing and turning over this loss tonight. It was the ultimate disappointment in a season where the Mets have provided quite a few already, to this point, especially after some impressive winning streaks.
While it was unrealistic for fans to expect another series sweep, especially against the cross town rival Yankees, revenge was definitely on all of our minds and while a series win is still in reach, it just sucks that the game was theirs to be had for the first six plus innings and then it was gone, seemingly in the blink of an eye.
Again though, the good news is that the Mets can still get a series victory and even better, R.A. Dickey is on the mound to hopefully make it happen tomorrow night.
I know I said I was boycotting this stupid Subway Series, but I just can’t help it. I’m too passionate to stay away for this long and while I am quite over this inter league play in baseball, I just had to chime in with my two cents.
“Seemingly every time the Mets prime themselves to make a special sort of run this season, the same old demons drag them back to earth. So it was on Saturday, when another late rally undid Chris Young’s six-plus innings of strong work at Citi Field, pushing the Mets to a 4-3 loss against the Yankees…”
Since I am continuing my anti regular season Subway Series protest, I will leave you with this regarding this evening’s game and nothing else until this stupid, waste of regular season time is over late tomorrow night.
Let’s Go Mets and stop hating on Jon Rauch!