Big brother is officially in town, and the best record in baseball is coming with them

Big brother is officially in town, and the best record in baseball is coming with them

by Tim Reilly June 08, 2018 0 Comments

Big brother is officially in town. It gets worse, the best record in baseball is coming with them…

Throughout the Mets’ miserable stretch, that team from the Bronx has racked up win after win. Funny that “New York” hasn’t deterred them from performing at a high level on the field…

On Thursday, the coaches, players and fans all received a much-needed day off.  We could all get a good night’s sleep knowing a game wasn’t lost. It was the perfect time to take a deep breath after getting swept by the Orioles, who just happen to have THE WORST RECORD IN BASEBALL. Sorry for yelling. But seriously, how does that happen?!? 

Here’s the Subway Series pitching situation: 

Friday: deGrom vs. Tanaka
Saturday: Matz vs. German
Sunday: Syndergaard vs. Severino

 

“Good pitching beats good hitting” is something that was said by someone who hasn’t watched the Mets of late. 

DeGrom and Syndergaard, along with a rejuvenated Matz, should give the Mets an edge in just about any series they appear in. But then there’s that pesky part about having to score runs. That’s just something the Mets aren’t very good right now. 

MLB Offense ranking:
Bronx Bombers: 2nd
Mets: 28th

 

We’ve seen plenty of good pitching, especially from deGrom. It hasn’t made much of a difference. Silencing those baby-faced boys from the northern borough is no easy task. For the Mets to find any success this weekend the offense is going to have to wake up, and in a big way.

Look, we all know there’s a lot of negativity following the Mets around right now, while guys wearing pinstripes are looking more and more like a dynasty in the making.  None of that really matters once the first pitch is thrown Friday night. Beating that team from across the East River wouldn’t make up for what’s already happened this season, but it would be a big step in the right direction. 

Win, lose, sweep or be swept - I’m not going to sit here and say this series will alter the season. Even a sweep would only be temporary happiness (something I will GLADLY take right about now). There’s a lot of work that needs to be done in order for the Mets to get back on track. A tough weekend will only further set them back, while a positive one can at the very least change the narrative surrounding this team, for now.

It’s time to hold down the fort and show some pride this weekend, Mets.




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