Monday, June 18, 2012

More Scoring Opportunities Bite the Dust

The 2012 New York Mets couldn't put together any string of hits throughout this entire series, leading to a 1-3 loss and a clean sweep by the Reds (who have won 6 straight) on Keith Hernandez Bobblehead Day.

Another day, another 7 runners left on base. We never, at any point, felt in this series. No game was truly a dog fight. No game had any suspense. The Reds pretty much had control of every inning from the get-go, and the Mets never made it interesting. 

More and more, this team is taking shape. One day, they'll pulverize their opponent. The next day, they'll look like their '62 squad. One day, they'll match teams inning by inning. The next day, they're down early and can't get the big hit to crawl back. 

This team will keep us excited throughout the summer, and they will stay in the thick of it (thanks, in part, to weekends like this past one where every NL East team but the Braves and Marlins get swept [those two lost 2 of 3]). We know how good they can be, which is why series such as this one against the Reds are that much more frustrating.

What I liked about yesterday is that by the end of the day, the sweep was kind of forgotten for a moment as people gathered at the 92 Street Y for the ceremony announcing the All-Time Mets Team (if you haven't seen the lineup, click here.) I was reading some updates on twitter with some quotes from some of the speeches from the people who could be there to accept the honor. For an instance (and I believe this was the case for many fans who were either monitoring the event or were there) we all forgot about the trials and tribulations of the current Mets squad, remembering the great times behind us, daydreaming of the great times ahead and remembering every reason why we love this franchise. I look forward to the event broadcast this Thursday at 8:00PM on SNY.

This 2012 New York Mets already have a place in Metropolitan history. Only time will tell how huge that spot is.

Tonight (besides opening night for the 2012 Brooklyn Cyclones) the Mets and RA Dickey welcome in the Orioles and Jake Arrieta at 7:10PM. RA Dickey is another reason we're not all doom and gloom after a sweep like that. We are all extremely excited to see Dickey continue his dominance (I have no doubt that he will.) While I will be at Coney Island to watch prospects such as Brandon Nimmo, the New York Mets will clearly be in my heart (and my ear.)


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