Here is what you need to know about last night s loss, Boardwalk Lee Mazzilli thought it was the worst loss of the year. Now when Pollyanna Lee says it’s bad, IT’S BAD.


As with all of these types of Mets losses we look for the player or players to rip the shit out of and there is always the usual suspects but one name seems to come up whenever there has been a shit the bed moment this season and that’s Scott Schoeneweis forever now known here as The Mush. The Mush besides having the inability to get a big out has the worst body language in sports. He always looks to me like the last place he wants to be is on the pitchers mound in a big spot. I feel this theory is true because Warlord Jerry used him as a last resort as he went to the junk yard six times before calling for Mush.  


This disaster is not all bullpen related, in fact Brian Stokes, Joe Smith and Balls of Steel Aaron Heilman all did great jobs. Sure Luis Ayala broke his cherry with a blown save (welcome to the Mets,. Luis) but a little better relay by Damien Easley and maybe if Brain Schnieder stood in front of home plate he’d have gotten Jason Werth but that’s neither here nor there. The guy who is not feeling the heat he should is my guy Petey who when staked to a seven run lead let it get away. Petey put J-Man is a position to go heavily into the weakest part of the team, the bullpen to save this game. 


You can go after the offense for not adding on runs and if you want to kill Sugarpants and the Greatest Puerto Rican baseball player of all time whose last name is not Clemente go ahead but when you scored your runs when the offense puts up seven runs early the pitching staff has to win that game. No excuses.


The bright spot was Petey hitting 90-91 on the gun but the problem was two fold, his location and his movement as he was lacking in both.  If your going to throw straight fastballs and keep or pitches down in the zone at Citizen Bank then you might as well forfeit the game and save everyone over five hours of agony.


When the off season comes around the biggest task for the Mets front office will be the dismantling of the bullpen and build a brand new pen that might even include a new closer now that Wags is damaged goods. Forget about spending big money on Mark Texieria who is more luxury item than need. Spend the dough on CC Sabathia and sit down with the brain trust and try to put together the best bullpen you can find. That’s baseball in the 21 Century it’s the bullpen stupid.


As much as my nuts still hurt from getting them kicked last night I’m not panicking because we have seen this all season. The Mets will win tonight and then go onto to Florida and win at least 2 of 3 and then go to Milwaukee and beat then in the series as well because it’s been like this all year, whenever we are ready as fans to throw in the towel this team proves us wrong. I just wish they’d leave my balls alone.

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  1. I challenge any Mets fan to say they dd not see this coming. At 7-0, then 7-1, letting opportunities to add on pass, and watching the Ambien that the hitters took kick in, you just had that feeling. Rollins was being Rollins, and the little prick (who MUST get drilled) was 0 for 6, so you knew he would pop up like a zit on prom night. In the extras, did the Mets need to to take bats to the plate? They had no interest in using them. They looked meek and like a bunch of pussies. It had the EXACT feel of….you know

    Johan. One word for tonight, end of story.

  2. Frank from Jersey says:

    Rich, I totally agree. I got the feeling around the 5th inning that the Mets all of a sudden lost the idea of how to get hits. It was like a blanket over the team, like the bats had holes in them or they felt the game was won and weren’t even trying. Even in extra innings, you could feel they were not going to get hits, let alone runs.

    My pitching goat goes to Feliciano. His slow cheese isn’t fooling anyone anymore.

    And someone tell me why Petey never uses his best pitch anymore (changeup) ???????????? His changeup always has and still is filthy but he seems to have lost all confidence in it. Every time he used it last night, the phils flailed at it. Warthen needs to talk to him about that.

    My kudos goes out to Easley for a great night at the plate and Delgado for risking his life to get that one hop grounder in extra innings to save the game. Maybe give Heilman a little cudos for a gutsy effort.

    I want that 4+ hours of my life back.

  3. Right on Rich, so many chances to add on runs. In that little league park, you never have enough.

  4. After the ’06 NLCS, Omar was as if a Constipated Man, not re-signing two Key Relievers in Oliver and Bradford:

    It was as if “Jeffy” was making player decisions, by ordering the signing of more junk, because they came CHEAPER;

    The results are NOT Good.

  5. Michael, I was thinking about that. The talk in 06 was that the Mets were effectively built “backwards”, with more reliance on the pen than on the starters. Oliver and Bradford were huge parts of that. Can you guys believe that, in 2 short years, the pen is by far and away the weakness of the team?

  6. kranepool says:

    What does that say about our team when a 7 run lead still has us on the edge of our seat.

    And another thing, enough of that fucking Captain Craptastic Ford commercial on SNY during Mets games I’d rather see that little dip shit Guisppe Franco than Cap Crap

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