Originally posted on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 5/19/13
Everybody is focusing on the fact that the Mets don't have a victory following a Matt Harvey start this season, and are 3-16 in those situations lifetime. It's like a Matt Harvey start is washing down five hour energy with a Red Bull and a shot of heroin. The crash after that is brutal ... so I've heard. The good news is that the Mets are 12-7 in games following Jeremy Hefner starts, so that's gotta mean something, right? Right? RIGHT??? Rather than look for a deeper meaning other than "Jeremy Hefner is atrocious" (which he really hasn't been), 3-16 is probably nothing more than a random sample of simply: "The Mets just aren't any good." Perhaps rather than look at a random stat like that, let's look at what you would say about a team that loses a game because their four and five hitters can't be bothered to drive in a run from scoring position, while when presented with the same situation, the Cubs pitcher drives a ball over the right fielder's head. The Mets radio team noted during the game that had the Mets drove in their runners in scoring position in innings one and two like the Cubs had later in the game, it would have been a much different ballgame. Turns out they were right. The Mets would have tortured their fan base with an 8-6 loss rather than just losing quietly, 8-2, as they did. I'd like to take this opportunity to applaud the Mets for giving Met fans an opportunity to hold on to whatever remains of their sanity. Most likely no post to discuss the Sunday game. I am attempting to build and operate a time machine to go back to 1969 and keep the Mets from trading Amos Otis for Joe Foy.
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