So it has come down to this — my good friend who watches virtually every Mets game said the telecasts have become “background noise” while she does unimportant things like taking care of her two young children. Sure, her girls are getting more attention, but the Mets reduced to the equivalent of Muzak? — that’s just sad.
Wednesday night’s game doesn’t even deserve that much respect. It was simply an embarrassment. Mike Pelfrey’s struggles continued, and the Mets committed four errors, including three in a sixth inning that I nominate as the worst inning of the year. Ike Davis bobbled a grounder, and Jose Reyes and David Wright both threw balls away. The Mets lost 8-3, dropping two out of three to the NL East-leading Braves.
They are now seven and a half games behind the Braves, and five and a half games behind the second-place Phillies, with whom they tangle in a weekend series in Philly. The Mets need to sweep that series, or at least take two out of the three games, in order to keep this sinking ship above water.