By the time the bases were loaded in the 9th inning, with the game having long before reached the point of feeling there was no way we would come back, I was actually hoping the Nats would blow the whole thing wide open. We and the Mets had been so high only more than a week ago, it's good to have that opposite feeling so you never want to feel that again for the rest of the season.
Both I, we and the Mets know that's probably not going to happen, but it's time to do all that is possible to prevent more like that from occurring.
Though a small step in the grand scheme of things, calling up the red-hot 2nd baseman Dilson Herrera was a proper reactive move to the lack of middle defense that has cost us games. Though they will have some things to figure out in a week or so when David Wright comes back, they saw an opportunity to get more offense all around in the starting lineup, relegating Eric "Soup" Campbell to his bench position he will most likely hold down for the remainder of the season. Though I'm THIS close to being ready to not having Daniel Murphy on this team, if not already on the other side, wanting to package him, Jon Niese and Dillon Gee in a trade, I've seen the "natural" 3rd baseman, as we've been told multiple times, play 3rd base, and you know what? For some reason, the rough gloved Murph is absolutely fine.
The BIG decision that hangs over this team will be what to do with Wilmer Flores if he predictably continues to struggle majorly on defense. And a .266 batting average all year won't cut it. It will be interesting to see how the roster shakes out the next few weeks.
Regardless how much of a letdown the end of April was, it's still unbelievable how well positioned the Mets have put themselves to stay in it. That's why some kind of move had to be made after yesterday. There is a fluidity to this front office and its day-to-day operation that we haven't seen in a long, long time. Hopefully, with new expectations and a higher level of accountability and pressure will take this franchise to another level.
Otherwise, the Wilpons really are seriously fucked.
But none of that now...
We've got ballgames to play.
WELCOME. TO. MAY.
LET'S. GO. METS.