Friday, August 5, 2016

For All Their Advantages & Fans' Talk, Mets Get Only a Split vs. Yanks

So the Mets had this "great starting rotation," including a known steroid cheat, Bartolo Colon. They had Yoenis CesPEDes. They picked up Jay Bruce at the trading deadline. While the Yankees traded away their 3 best players and a decent starting pitcher (Carlos Beltran, Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller; Ivan Nova).

And all the Mets got out of this 4-game series was a split, and a reputation for not "playing baseball as men."

The Mets are a joke. And, as Chase Utley showed us, they're pussies as well.

The game was scoreless going into the 5th. Then Nathan Eovaldi fell victim to Onebadinningitis, allowing a leadoff home run to Kelly Johnson (an ex-Yankee, naturally -- from the 2014 season), followed by a Curtis Granderson double, a fielder's choice, and a flyout, then Bruce's 1st home run as a Met.

The only Yankee run came in the 7th: With 1 out, newly-called-up Gary Sanchez doubled, and Aaron Hicks singled him home.

Adam Warren and Anthony Swarzak each pitched an inning of scoreless relief, but it was too late. Mets 4, Yankees 1. WP: Colon (10-6). SV: Jeurys Familia (38). LP: Eovaldi (9-8).


The Yankees are now 7 1/2 games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East -- but the Mets are now 8 games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East.

Shouldn't have gotten rid of Daniel Murphy, bigotry and all.

The Yankees are 5 1/2 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays for the 2nd AL Wild Card slot. The Mets are notably closer in the NL: 1 game behind the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. But the fact that they're behind the Marlins speaks to something. How bad the Mets are? How bad the NL is? I don't know.

The Yankees now begin a 3-game home series against the leaders of the American League Central, the Cleveland Indians.

I'm sick of hearing about "the future" and "prospects." I want to win now.

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