We were optimistic at the beginning of the season as the Mets won 11 games in a row and took the lead in the division. As time went on the hitting went "south" and the team was hit with several injuries including the loss of David Wright. The starting pitching has been excellent, but how can you win if you can't score runs.
Yesterday's game was absolutely terrible. Jon Neise pitched well as the Mets had a 7-1 lead. The bullpen collapsed as a grand slam homer by the Padres made the score 7-5. The Mets were ahead with two outs in the 9th when a 3 run homer by Justin Upton gave the Padres an 8-7 lead. There was then an almost 3 hour rain delay, but the Mets were out 1,2,3 and lost the game. It has been rare this season for the bull pen to implode.
Would Carlos Gomez be a savior for the rest of the season? We'll never know as apparently the trade fell through because the Mets didn't want to pay his salary.
We'll take the rest of the season one game at a time.