Where do you even begin right now trying to explain the New York Mets hitting woes if you are Manager Terry Collins or GM Sandy Alderson? You absolutely can’t. There is no reason other than the Mets are a Triple-A club playing in MLB. The team just simply cannot hit, field or run the bases with any sort of major league presence. This has been an abhorrent second half which has now been magnified by losing four in a row to the hapless Colorado Rockies who came into New York with an even worse lineup and the worst pitching staff in baseball.
Collins and Alderson should be ashamed of themselves for even attempting to brighten the mood by mentioning the great pitching that we have seen of late, when the hitters have no power, are not patient at the plate, and frankly look as if they do not have a clue in the world. Up and down the lineup, whether you see David Wright, Andres Torres, Mike Baxter, Daniel Murphy or anyone else, it is disgraceful to have to sit and watch.
The Mets have now wasted three out of four quality starts from their pitching staff due to lack of production at the plate and errors. R.A. Dickey, Matt Harvey and today’s rookie Collin McHugh all gave their team ample opportunity to score while pitching great. Even Chris Young went into the sixth with a perfect game until his error led to an explosion by the Rockies.
The Mets are now 12-30 since the All-Star break and only 4-12 at home which is horrendous considering the good first half they played. Now is not the time to sell the fans on the pitching staff and the future. Management needs to re-think the future and lay out some type of plan for the fans in order to sucker them into the seats in 2013. It is not acceptable to lose four in a row to a team that is as bad as the Rockies, who came to CitiField at 46-73, and with the Houston Astros looming, you can only hope that the Mets can salvage two out of three against another weak team. Embarrassing is the only way to describe the Mets, and as a fan, it is sad to hear that Collins will not tolerate quitting and that he holds the players accountable. Well, Collins, believe it or not, it is evident that this team has quit, and you better hope the fans don’t follow.
Mets Notes: Collin McHugh today was the lone ranger as he pitched to a line that read: 7IP, 2 hits, 9SOs against one of the worst hitting teams in baseball. As with Harvey, it is tough to tell if it is a bright spot until he faces a more formidable lineup. But both pitchers looked good against the Rockies and will only build on this success.
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