The Mets fall from grace, standings

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Just when you thought it was safe to become a proud New York Mets fan again, they find another way to “Build you up, buttercup baby just to let you down!” Six games over .500 at the All Star break and just a half-game out of the wild card race, it looked like the Metropolitans were finding a way to over achieve themselves right into the playoffs.

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However, injuries and a lot of bad luck has pulled the rug from right underneath them of late and we’re now witnessing the unraveling of one of the most biggest surprise teams through the first half of the season. Losers of eight of their last nine games since the break, the Mets have found themselves at 47-48, placing them below .500 for the first time this year.

Now they’ve slipped to 8.5 games out of 1st place in the N.L. East, safely tucked away in third place and 5 games out of the wild card race after their weekend sweep at the hands of the L.A. Dodgers. Their pitching staff has been a regular *M*A*S*H* unit, starting with Mike Pelfrey who went down after just three games before having Tommy John surgery. The loss of Dillon Gee to a blood clot in his throwing shoulder was followed by the latest news that the first N.Y. Met to pitch a no-hitter, Johan Santana, was headed to the DL to heal a badly sprained ankle, to rest, and to give his surgically repaired shoulder some extra time off. Should the Mets fall too far out of contention, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if they opt to shut Santana down for a part or the remainder of the season at that point. Read more here…

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One Response to The Mets fall from grace, standings

  1. Build you up, buttercup baby just to let you down…lol

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