Originally posted on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 8/17/12
WHY, WHY, WHY? Once again, the Mets jump out to an early lead and are unable to hold it. Once again, Johan Santana struggled, giving up six runs over five innings. And once again, I sit at my kitchen table scratching my head, wondering exactly what the problem is.In the top of the first, the Mets did something they have done all year: score with two outs. After a David Wright single, a Scott Hairston double, and a Daniel Murphy base knock, New York was out to a quick two-zip lead over the Nationals. Murphy's single was followed by a Ronny Cedeno walk and a coaching visit to the mound.I like to think the conversation went like this:Randy St. Claire (pitching coach): Hey, you know who's comin' up next?Ross Detwiler: Yeah, Jason Bay, right?Randy St. Claire: Yup. Now, you know what to do right?Ross Detwiler: Fastballs?Randy St. Claire: You got it.And with that, Detwiler fed Bay two fastballs. The first one was a ball, and the second one was a fly ball out. Shocking, I know.Santana ran i...
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