Two days ago the Mets won. The game was tied going into the ninth inning and the Mets were on the road. They have already lost so many of those games when the other team gets a heroic walk-off hit. Finally, they didn't lost. Jeff Francoeur, of all people, hit a home run off Billy Wagner, of all other people. The Mets took the lead and for once in an eternity Francisco Rodriguez pitched a clean inning for the save. It was a win that should have sparked the Mets.
It didn't. Yesterday the Mets were the same flat team they have been for the entire season, save the month of June. Actually, they were worse. The game was thrown away with errors from Jose Reyes, Ike Davis, and David Wright.
Yet, after the game they still seem to be talking about having to win everyday and making a run for the playoffs. Right now, the only playoff chances the Mets have would be with a 2007 Mets-esque collapse from the Braves and a 2007 Rockies-esque run from the Mets. Realistically, it just is not going to happen. The Mets will still win games this year. They could still finish the season with a winning record. But, they simply do not have the ability to build any momentum. The most encouraging of wins brought them nothing the next day.
At this point, the Mets will be in position to play spoiler for playoff hopefuls this year. I'm still going to watch but I don't expect them to win anything this year.
Let's Go Mets!