"It's only Spring training. It's only Spring Training," a Mets' fan says to himself rocking back and forth in the corner.
"It's not even March. It's not even March," says another Flushing fanatic pacing back and forth.
The Mets' Spring Training record sits at 0-2-1; for those who would like to count the 4-4 tie to the University of Michigan.
Today, the Mets managed to get shutout 7-0 by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Starter John Maine labored through 1 2/3 innings giving up three runs, four hits, and a walk while throwing 45 pitches. Ruddy Lugo and Joe Smith also gave up two runs a piece in their respective innings of work.
Scott Schoeneweis, Steve Register, Nate Field, and Juan Padilla pitched a scoreless inning each.
Perhaps worse than Maine's, Lugo's, and Smith's innings was the performance of the offense.
Jose Reyes, Fernando Martinez, Ryan Church, and Marlon Anderson were the only Mets to record hits, all singles.
Tomorrow, there will be a rematch, with Johan Santana, Aaron Heilman, and Billy Wagner slated to appear on the mound. SNY will carry the 1:10 PM game.
...The Mets are really socking the ball. Knocking those home runs over the wall...