Originally posted on Around Citi  |  Last updated 6/10/13
The New York Mets have gotten off to a wretched start that has seen them dip to 12 games below .500 in early-June. The early optimism of a club that could potentially earn a Wild Card berth if everything clicked is as far gone as a Rob Carson fastball. The club demoted LHB Mike Baxter, LHP Rob Carson, and LHB Ike Davis on Sunday night following the club’s 8-4 loss to the Miami Marlins. Jonathon Niese pitched a respectable game in allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings and left with a lead that was promptly severed by one pitch from Scott Rice in the seventh inning. The struggles of the team are now well chronicled. The club sparked against the Atlanta Braves on May 26th -A brief two weeks ago- winning the series finale against the National League East leaders before sweeping a four game set from the New York Yankees. It was a step back toward respectability, yet the club finds themselves exactly where they stood two weeks ago: 12 games under .500 and struggling to find reason for op...
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