If it was not for the 9th inning heroics of Ike Davis yesterday afternoon at Citi Field, where he led the New York Mets to a 6-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on a game-winning, pinch hit, walk off grand slam, the Mets would have started out this season 1-5. This is after the Mets went out this offseason to pick up ex-New York Yankee Curtis Granderson to help bolster their offense and give some protection in the lineup to David Wright. Add that to the Mets’ young pitchers, starters and relievers, and you would figure this team would have gotten out of the gate a little better than 2-4, but it is what it is, and it is still very early in the season.
Other than Opening Day and the 9th inning of yesterday’s game, the Mets’ offense has been a huge disappointment thus far, and this afternoon was no different. In a game where the Mets could have swept the Reds and gotten back to .500, the Mets were held to just one run against Reds’ starting pitcher Alfredo Simon, wasting a very good effort from Jonathan Niese‘s in his first start of the season.
Not only did the Mets provide Niese with just one lowly run, but also had a total of a measly four hits on the game, proving my point on just how lackluster, ineffective, and disappointing the Mets’ offense has been so far this season.
Like I said, the season is only six games old and obviously still very early, but I have to say, if you think the Mets will contend for a playoff spot this season, you will be sadly mistaken. The offense will get better, I believe, but even so, it will not be up to the standards Mets fans had previously hoped. Combine that with this team’s bullpen, and that will prevent the Mets from having any type of success as the season goes on.
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