Friday, June 14, 2013

Settling back into the current norm

Clearly, it's not just that Matt Harvey is usually taking on the other team's ace. You would think with all their opportunities they'd be able to urk out at least a run before the Byrd's solo shot in the ninth. But this has been a touchstone of this franchise since their inception: almost there, but not quite there enough. It pains us beyond belief that Matt Harvey has 8 no-decisions, and though even in a perfect world that doesn't mean 8 more wins, the trend is outlandish.

Even Tom Seaver went 16-13 in 1967...

Actually that makes me think we're really lucky yesterday was his first loss. Let's explore this real quick...though obviously conditions in 1967 are pretty different than 2013...but still.

In 1967...Tom Seaver was 5-3 with a 2.39 ERA on June 14.

He finished 16-13 with a 2.76 ERA.

So, there's still plenty of time....

And unfortunately more time for more hard-luck losses and no-decisions.

But I'm an optimist.

Even when the Mets don't give you anything to be optimistic about.

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