2 truths, and 1 lie about the Mets season so far
By Tim Boyle
NY Mets lie: The season is over
Let’s calm down. The truth hurts. Yes, the lineup isn’t so great. The starting rotation is battered and it does seem like Scherzer has lost a step. Carrasco was unimpressive. Peterson might not be able to hold down the fort. The bullpen is very meh without Diaz.
We’re also only seven games into the season. This is a disaster if we’re in late September and the Mets are falling in the standings. We haven’t even forgiven our spouses for the cruel April Fool’s joke they played on us. R-E-L-A-X.
It’s a lie to believe the Mets are done for. The Brewers narrowly missed the playoffs last season. They are a pretty good team. The Mets even did damage against Corbin Burnes days after they handled themselves against Sandy Alcantara. This must count for something.
A 3-4 NFL team isn’t cooked. Why should an MLB team with this record wave the white flag? If these last three losses came against the Washington Nationals it might be a tough truth to accept. The Mets got hammered by a team with power and pitching. It’s unacceptable to lose the way they did. It’s also expected throughout the course of a season.
I know MLB is trying to speed up the game but they haven’t done anything to shorten the season. Panic. Shout. Drop a swear. The playoffs remain attainable. You may not feel so good today but the truth is, the Mets can solve these issues.