Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Done Before Its Time

I've been rather busy of late, which isn't anything new, but of course when I miss games completely and know little more than the final score and some rudimentary factoids it makes it difficult to write a well thought-out blog about it. Of course, on the other hand, most of the time what I write isn't exactly well thought-out anyway, so what's the difference?

For the second start in a row, Jacob deGrom didn't have it and got bombed all over the place by Cardinals batters, while, I can only assume, Cardinals fans behaved about as well as they did in New York, and even moreso seeing as how they were in their own stadium. But my concern is more with deGrom, who after 3 innings in San Francisco melted down, and what happened there carried over to here. He gave up 3 Home Runs, one in the 1st inning to Matt Carpenter, and later to Randal Grichuk and Steve Piscotty and he might have given up one to Mike Matheny as well if he'd been playing and not too busy congratulating himself for inventing Baseball. 5 runs and 12 hits in 5 innings doesn't give your team much of a fighting chance and, against Carlos Marthinez, might not give your team much of a chance at all.

So this all-too-brief Mets winning streak ends at 3 with this rather rude dose of reality and an 8-1 loss. These games will happen. The problem is that they've happened all too often this season and it's getting a little too late. And I don't think anything more needs to be said on the subject.

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