Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 10/14/14
I'm glad the Mets came back and made a game of this. Not so much for the "heart" or the "grit" that the Mets showed, but because when it was 7-2 in favor of the Cubs it was a sure thing that the knives were being sharpened to call this the dreaded "let down" game. And it wasn't. The loss to the Cubs was simply a case of Johan Santana not having his best stuff after being stepped on by Reed Johnson on the infield hit in the fifth inning. (Bad enough Reed Johnson came into the game hitting .958 off Santana lifetime, he's gotta step on him and twist his ankle too?)It was also another loss to Travis Wood, who shut them down for the last "let down" game as well. Perhaps there's a pattern here ... and it lends credence to the theory that the first loss to Wood which came after the travel and after the "emotional" loss to the Yankees had very little to do with travel fatigue and emotional let down. They just can't beat T...
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