Thursday, May 1, 2008
We take time from our daily DelgadoGate boo watch to bring you this breaking news. Guess what people? The Mets are a flawed team. Seriously flawed.
You want proof? Check out the stats from yesterday's game:
Oliver Perez: 1.2 IP, 7 runs, 5 walks
Jorge Sosa: 1.0 IP, 5 runs
Jose Reyes: 0-4, K (.250 BA)
Luis Castillo: 0-5, K (.259 BA), 2 errors
Carlos Beltran: 0-2 (.211 BA)
Carlos Delgado: 1-3 (.198 BA)
Gustavo Molina: 0-4, 7 LOB
Mets as a team: 4 errors and 2 hits total off of an anemic Pirates pitching staff. They made Tom Gorzelanny look like Sandy Koufax. It was embarassing.
The stats don't lie folks. And what the stats from yesterday's game are trying to tell us is that this team was unprepared, lacked focus and flat out gave up. Maybe Billy Wagner was right when he threw Ollie P. under the bus and called out the team. Someone had to do it.
And as much as I like Willie Randolph, something is just not clicking right now. I'm not one of those wacko fans who wants Willie tossed to the wolves everytime the Mets have a bad game, but I do expect the team to be prepared and ready. To quote Barack Obama, the Mets were far from being "fired up and ready to go" yesterday.
Honestly, what the Mets need is an authoratative veteran figure (not named Billy Wagner) who will keep them on their toes, but who will also keep things fun and lively in the clubhouse. The Mets are a much better team when they are having fun.
So Pedro Martinez, if you are listening, hurry up. Right now you may be the Pepto-Bismol for this stomach-ache known as the Mets. For real.