What would a late August trip to Philadelphia be without another ridiculous game against that stupid team in that stupid ballpark where our own stupid team somehow manages to hand it over?
It's not the Bullpen this game, although it did take quite a bit of work to blow a 7-0 lead. They can only take some of the credit. I'm putting this one squarely on the shoulders of the stupid offense and their inability to stretch out the lead. The Mets failed to score a run after the 4th inning, which has been a trademark when this team has shown its inept side. While the Box Score will show you that they only left 9 men on base, the fact that the Mets managed to hit into 3 double plays that completely undercut rallies that could have put the game away will likely be lost. The fans and the media will write about how the bullpen blew it again, but, really, how much can you blame them? This is the same thing that happened to the Mets in the game against Pittsburgh 3 weeks ago, same thing against Philly in July at Shea. They don't put the game away, they let the other team hang around, and in this stupid little bandbox and this stupid little team with their F)* $(&$^(&$^&q&^%(@$ PUNY LITTLE PIECE OF SHIT SHANE MOTHERFUCKING VICTORINI AND THEY BLOW IT AGAIN! I HATE THIS SHIT! I HATE THAT GUY! GODDAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!
Perhaps I should stop now and go to sleep. But how the hell can you go to sleep after a game like this? The only solace is that the Mets seem to throw up stinkers like this every so often, and they can, indeed, rebound. But can they? I've lost the ability to think about these things so clearly anymore.