Mets Series Post Mortem

Another miserable 4 game series.  The weather was miserable and the baseball was miserable.  The Cardinals dropped 3 out of 4 to the Mets, winning only the game started by Adam Wainwright.  No offense, and bad defense wasted the good pitching.  More people on the ledge getting ready to jump, more calls to empty out Memphis and send the current knuckleheads away.  Same crap, different year.  On to the post mortem.

 

Monday, April 21—Cards 0 Mets 2

Tyler Lyons made his 2014 debut.  He pitched a pretty good game, but the walks killed him.  The absent offense conducted his funeral and buried him.  Six hits was all the offense could muster; two each from Matt Carpenter, Allen Craig and Yadier Molina.  That’s all f-f-f-folks.

 

Tuesday, April 22—Cards 3 Mets 0

Adam Wainwright pitched another gem.  He might have gone all 9 if he hadn’t tweaked his knee on a ground ball play in the 7th inning.  Ten hits managed to score 3 runs.  Fortunately that was all Waino needed.  This was the only game worth watching.

 

Wednesday, April 23—Cards 2 Mets 3

Michael Wacha looked like he was going to break pitching records.  He had 9 strike outs in the first three innings.  Then, in the 4th inning, something went wrong, Goonies, Gremlins, the baseball gnarlies, don’t ask me I can’t tell you.  Wacha didn’t make it past the 4th inning,  Another error by the defense.  Last minute attempt to make up for the first 8 innings failed in the 9th.

 

Thursday, April 24—Cards 1 Mets 4

A lineup consisting of Daniel Descalso starting at shortstop and batting 6th was all I needed to know how this game was going to turn out.  Lance Lynn‘s magic didn’t stand a chance.  Defensive error number 3 in 4 games.  Some asked-where is the defense?  My answer is that it was sitting on the bench.  Kolten Wong got 8 ABs in 4 games, and was taken out in a double switch in the only game he actually got hits in.  Peter Bourjos got 3 ABs in 4 games.  I am about to put his face on a milk carton.  Yes, I’ve heard the hitting jokes about Bourjos already.  All I have to say about that is if you have written Bourjos off after 50 PAs, then you need to go back to baseball school, because you flunked the first time.  Jay made a nice—oh wait, no he didn’t–play in CF.  Single became a double faster than Jay could get up off his face.  Yep, he he’s hitting, for now.  I get that.  I also get that he giveth and he taketh away.  Pick your poison.

Daniel Descalso on the other hand mostly just taketh away.  But hey, he’s scrappy, amirite?

Sometimes you just have to be snarky.  It relieves the stress.

 

On to the Pirates, and back to Busch.

 

 

Thank you for reading.

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