Since the All Star Break, the New York Mets have lost 5 straight games against the 2 teams ahead of them in the standings. The starting pitching that had been solid for the 1st half of the year, has been inconsistent as hell. The lineup has battled back in a number of games, but ultimately, they keep coming up short. Having said all of that, those 2 areas look like the 86 Mets when compared to atrocious Mets bullpen. Seriously, the Mets bullpen has performed as well as a bag of monkey feces.
The Mets bullpen, the same one that Neo rebuilt this offseason, has been this team’s undoing. Neo, for those of you wondering, is what we like to call Mr. Alderson (said in agent Smith’s voice from the Matrix). You see, Neo brought in pitchers like John Rauch and Frank Francisco this offseason. Rauch and Fancisco have been okay at best, but Francisco has been out for a month. It’s really sad when we’re waiting like a 16 year old girl by the phone for Francisco, he of the 4.97 ERA, to come back.
Truth be told, the Mets could be in first place if their bullpen wasn’t the worst in the Majors…Yes, they have an astronomical 4.90 ERA. That is horse piss. To his credit, Neo realizes that he needs to add some help in the bullpen. In fact, on Tuesday, Neo told Mike Francesa that the bullpen would be his number one target at the trade deadline. Further, Neo said that, as of yesterday, the Mets believed they were still ‘in it’. Not sure if the team’s thinking has changed after losing 2 straight to the Nats. Right now, the Mets are 1 game over .500, 8 games out of the division lead, and 2 out of the 2nd wild card spot.
The fact that the Mets bullpen has crapped the bed this season has me feeling like Will Ferrell in Wedding Crashers. But, instead of yelling for Mom to bring me meatloaf, I want Neo to bring some bullpen help. HEY NEO! CAN WE GET SOME BULLPEN HELP??? HEY NEO, BULLPEN HELP….WE WANT SOME NOW!!!
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