Last year the Mets lost a four-game series to the Marlins in Florida that I said was the worst series the Mets had ever played. Well, on Thursday the Nationals completed a four-game sweep of the Mets at soggy Citi Field, perhaps their worst home series ever.
They lost by scores of 3-2, 3-2, 2-0 and 10-1. That’s five runs in four games for you math majors. Aside from Tuesday’s 11-hit explosion (most of them left on base), the Mets manged just three, four and seven hits in the other games. And they didn’t even have to face Stephen Strasburg!
David Wright committed 37 errors in the four games. Actually, he’s had eight in his last ten games.
It could have been the worst homestand ever had the Mets not taken one game from the Cubs. Otherwise it was an awful 1-8 visit to spacious Citi Field, ending on a six-game losing streak.
Gone are the dreams of finishing .500. Now all we can hope is that they can stay out of the cellar. The Nationals have already overtaken them for third place in the NL East, and now the Mets sit just three and a half games ahead of the last place Marlins. No way the Marlins leapfrog them.