Originally written April 30, 2013 on Mets360.com:
Full disclosure: your intrepid columnist did not watch or follow all of last night’s (4/29) Mets game. He took an hour off to watch Revolution. That was probably the best move of the night, seeing as the game was near-unwatchable — fifteen innings worth of unwatchable. The Mets took a 2-1 lead into the ninth on the strength of a John Buck 4th inning home run. Bobby Parnell pitched pretty well to try and protect it, but got no help from his defense – Collin Cowgill, in particular – and the inning ended with the game tied. It was then that ennui set in. Baseball teams in general look pretty bad when they’re not hitting. Couple that with shaky starting pitching four days out of five and an admittedly inept bullpen and you have…well…the Mets. Since Jordany Valdespin’s walk-off slam vs. the Dodgers last Wednesday, the Mets have tallied five, three, eight and three hits respectively over the next four games. Unsurprisingly, they lost all four and the space between each hit w...
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