Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 7/25/12

Look, I’m aware that the Nationals are a very good team with excellent pitching, but ONE GAME isn’t too much to ask is it?

Stephen Strausburg looked dominant today in the Nationals 5-2 win over the Mets, their second consecutive 5-2 victory over the Mets.  In a nod to consistency, this is the third straight game against the Nationals that the Mets have scored two runs.  At least we know what kind of offensive output to expect on a nightly basis.  Unfortunately for the team, the pitching staff has given up more than one run in each of the last three games, which just won’t cut it.

Oh, and speaking of consistency, Adam LaRoche decided to hit another homer today to expand the Nationals lead.  For a second I thought I was watching last night’s game being replayed with some insane lighting effects, but alas, I was watching the Mets lose again and go WINLESS on their current home stand. Inexcusable.

The only real saving grace I see here, is that it can’t get worse…right? They’re hitting the West Coast with a chance to win some games away from CitiField, and in the past, have gotten hot out West.  Also, positive is that Matt Harvey will be making his major league debut tomorrow night, and will hope to light a fire under the ass of the team.

So, if this is the low point of the season, I think I can survive.  But if this is the beginning of the slippery slope, which seemingly happens later and later every season, I don’t know that I can handle it.

Here’s to getting hot out west…

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