Originally written on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 8/29/14
Picimg_keeping_it_in_4a66

 

Today Chris Johnson drove in 6 runs (and two homers) to power the ‘Stros to a sweep of the Mets in their last series in Houston before the Astros become an AL squad.  Today wasn’t pretty, and I don’t think I’d ever had expected to say this going into the season, but this team is really going to miss Mike Pelfrey until Chris Young is ready for action.

Chris Schwinden was completely bombed today, again.  Chris Young can’t get back soon enough.  Schwinden gave up 5 runs in 4 innings, including two homers to Johnson, that put the Mets into a whole that they could not possibly climb out of against an effective Wandy Rodriguez.  Even if Young isn’t ready any time soon, I find it very hard to believe that Schwinden will get another start any time soon.

The only positive thing to take from today was Andres Torres RBI single, I guess.  This has been a series to forget for the Mets on all fronts, but as it’s been said before this is a long season, and this season will be defined by the Mets ability to keep the winning streaks longer than the losing streaks.

The Mets will now come home to the Citi on Friday night to try to stop this losing streak against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The Mets will send Dillon Gee to the hill, while the D’backs will counter with Wade Miley.

Let’s

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Irving scores career-high 55, hits game winner

FCS star QB considering transferring to Oregon

Gronk on interest in his partying: 'I'm a baller'

Jim Harbaugh looking to flip No. 1 quarterback recruit

Colts' suspension of Richardson voids $3.1 million

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Five players replacing the biggest names in Pac-12 for 2015

Report: Broncos hire Phillips as defensive coordinator

LeBron James misses Cavs-Blazers game due to wrist injury

Iceman: Thompson’s 37-point quarter doesn't break his record

Mayweather visited Pacquiao’s hotel room for private meeting

Seahawks GM: Russell Wilson's contract 'presents challenges'

Padres are bringing back the brown pinstripes

Phil Jackson's old Knicks teams used to deflate balls

David Blatt: There should be more LeBron MVP talk

Richard Sherman, girlfriend expecting son during SB week

WATCH: Marshawn, Gronk play Mortal Kombat with Conan

Armstrong: I’d use PEDs again under same circumstances

Top five free agent quarterbacks

Report: NFL investigators to consult physicist on Deflategate

5 X-factors for Super Bowl XLIX

Best prop bets about the Super Bowl broadcast

Ten worst teams to ever play in a Super Bowl

Marshawn's new stiff arm to media: You know why I'm here

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Blatt wants more LeBron MVP talk

Best Super Bowl ads of all-time

5 X-factors for Super Bowl XLIX

Ten worst teams to ever play in a SB

Six MLB teams going all-in on 2015

Patriots' keys to Super Bowl victory

Seahawks' keys to Super Bowl victory

DeflateGate ball could fetch $50K

Doug Baldwin ready for Revis Island

Top storylines for Super Bowl XLIX

Barnes unhappy with NBA over fine

Does MLB need more offense in the modern game?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.