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    Boy Was I Wrong About the New York Mets!

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    Check out my post from Saturday June 27th – Mets In Great Spot – boy was I wrong.  Since I wrote that post, the Mets have lost 5 straight games.  The Yankees swept the Mets over the weekend at CITI Field, outscoring the good guys 18-3 along the way.  Things didn’t start much better on the Mets road trip to Milwaukee as the Mets lost 10-6 on Monday night.  Fernando Nieve had his shortest start of the season, lasting just 3 1/3 inings, giving up 3 ER on 11 hits.  Nieve suffered his 1st loss of 2009 as the Mets bullpen imploded in the later innings – a combined 4 2/3 innings of work, 7 ER, 8 hits, 3 walks and only 2 strike outs.  Not good.

    The Mets turned to ace Johan Santana on Tuesday night and things started off well when David Wright gave the Mets a 2-0 lead with his 5th HR of the 2009 MLB schedule.  But the Brewers rallied for 4 runs in the 4th inning courtesy of a base-clearing double by double by Ryan Braun, with Braun scoring from 2nd after Johan Santana’s errant throw flew into left field. Santana lasted 6 innings, but ended up yielding 6 runs on 9 hits and 4 walks – not what you expect from your ace in the midst of a 4-game losing streak.

    The Mets won only 9 games in the month of June as their record fell to 37-39.  With the Phillies struggling too, the Mets are only 3 games out of 1st place in the NL East, but they will need to answer the call soon.  The Marlins have passed the Mets, pushing the Mets back to 3rd place in the division.  When will it get better – we’re not sure now.  The Mets will need some quality pitching and good fortunes to shine on CITI Field in Flushing Meadows if they expect to make a run at the playoffs in 2009.

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