The Phillies sweep the Mets
It brings me no joy to write this. I'll be in attendance on Sunday for the series finale, and there's nothing I'd like to see more than a Mets win. There comes a point, though, when reality has to be accepted.
The Mets stink right now, and not in a slightly unpleasant way. This is the kind of scent that makes you pull your shirt over your face and run out of the room. The shame of it all is that the team is hitting, but it hasn't been enough when paired with starters that can't stop walking opposing batters and giving up home runs, a bullpen that is running on fumes, and a defense that has regressed since April.
Nothing sums up the Mets current situation better than this tweet from Steve Gelbs after the loss on Wednesday.
I consider myself an optimistic Mets fan, but even I am having trouble coping right now. I'm still on the bandwagon, it's just that I cover my face when another car drives by. Maybe this prediction will be a reverse jinx, or maybe I'll be driving home from Philly on Sunday full of cheesesteak and regret. It's prove it time, Mets. Show us what you're made of.