Keith Hernandez said during Wednesday night's broadcast that the Mets have hit "rock bottom," as they lost their third straight in Atlanta, 11-4.
The Mets took a brief lead in the 3rd on a
It remained 3-1 until the 5th. The red-hot
I was so disgusted with the Mets last night that I actually turned the game off at 6-1 and went to bed. I had watched pretty much every inning of the season up until last night, so that just shows how angry I am right now with our boys.
That being said, I feel bad for Willie Randolph. I have my beef with him myself, but everywhere I look I see people calling for his head. Whether it's AM New York, WFAN, ESPN, or any of the angry bloggers out there, Willie is under heavy fire and that has to be really tough.
One thing I will never accuse Willie of is not being passionate enough. I do think he puts his heart and soul into the Mets, and cares very deeply about winning and bringing a title to New York. Often times people question Willie's heart, but it is one thing I just don't think he's culpable of. However, the bottom line is a manager is most responsible for wins and losses, and the Mets have severely underachieved in that department.
AM New York is reporting Willie could get the axe in a week or so. I just don't think that would be smart. Randolph had two very good seasons as manager, and he deserves to get the rest of this year. If at the end of 2008 the Mets are out of the playoff picture and did not get the job done, then Willie should be out. But I think he has earned an entire year. I think if he gets canned the season is tanked anyway at that point. I mean, it seems like most of the players really like him, so I don't think they'll all of a sudden get motivated to play harder if he is shipped out.
The only good thing to come out of last night's performance other than Wagner holding onto his 0.00 ERA was
Bad karma seems to be following us everywhere, and last night was another sign of this as another fan died at a Mets game. Earlier this season a man died at Shea falling off an escalator, and it happened again last night at Turner Field.
The mini sweep at Yankee Stadium feels like months ago after three horrendous losses to the Braves. We signed