Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Joyless In Mudville

The Mets hit two two-run Home Runs last night, one by Curtis Granderson and the other by Daniel Murphy. Rare indeed that the Mets would hit two Home Runs in a game, let alone a pair that generated all of 4 runs. Unfortunately, that was all the offense they generated in a game where Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up 5 runs to the Atlanta Braves, and therefore the Mets once again were hung with a loss in a stadium where they generally never win anyway.

The game was basically another one of those "same old story" efforts, where the Mets fell behind and never really got up off the mat enough to answer the Barves. If it wasn't Freddie Freeman doing damage, it was Overratedton Simmons or Tommy LaPizza or Mike Minor or someone else similarly annoying, and basically Daisuke Matsuzaka was kind of pinged to death over his 5 innings, and by time Daniel Murphy decided to stone up and do something, the game was ostensibly out of reach; his Home Run cosmetically turned a 5-2 loss into a 5-4 loss.

It's getting to the point right now where there's not much more you can say about the team that hasn't been said already, and writing blogs like this seem more or less like I could copy and paste whatever I wrote the day before and post the same thing over and over again. The Mets don't seem to want to make much of an effort to write a different story, so why should I? Perhaps it's just my sense of civic responsibility. Plus my scathing social commentary on the Mets often seems far too sardonic.

Another game tonight. That's about all you can say. They're guaranteed to play about 75 more of them, right?

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