The Mets have many rivalries. The Phillies, the Braves, the Cardinals, the Yankees, the Marlins ... but now there is a new nemesis that the Mets have to fight:
Here's the thing about Mother Nature though: Mother Nature doesn't need to stand on top of the plate and clap toward the Mets dugout, or make derogatory comments about fans who ride the 7 train, or call the Mets "Pond Scum". No, all Mother Nature has to do is show up, and the Mets are cooked. Not enough that by spreading out her wrath with all forms of precipitation she has forced about 30 rainouts and 28 doubleheaders this season. Now she has sent out the big gun to mess with Marlon Byrd. That's right, the sun ... blinding Byrd and causing him to drop not one ... but two fly balls in the fifth inning which didn't help Zack Wheeler's cause as he gave up three runs in that inning which led to a 6-2 Mets loss to Kansas City.
As for Wheeler, five walks and 102 pitches...