New York Mets Decked by Cards

Michael GanciCorrespondent IApril 22, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 19: John Maine #33 of the New York Mets watches on from the dugout against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on April 19, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

In what was far from a shocking development, the Mets lost on Wednesday night by the score of 5-2 to St. Louis. John Maine was once again mediocre to say the least, and the offense was anemic. The Mets managed only two extra base hits, both of which were doubles by David Wright and Carlos Beltran in the ninth, and they were held at bay again.

It was another nice performance from the bullpen, who would get the game ball from me in this situation. Casey Fossum pitched scoreless baseball for his inning, and Brian Stokes did well in his inning-plus. Let’s start with Carlos Delgado, who I have a beef with.

Carlos, with the team down 5-1 and Wright on second with nobody out in the ninth, why are you swinging on 2-0? You can’t hit a grand slam with one guy on! You need to play disciplined baseball Carlos. I can’t believe I am saying this, but maybe it’s time you watched Daniel Murphy or Luis Castillo at the plate.

John Maine. All I have to say to you is BLEH. That’s the feeling I get when you trot out there right now. You know why you are struggling? Maybe it is because you walk Khalil Green-type players too much, and then you have to face the Albert Pujols of the world. That is never going to set you up to be a winning pitcher.

To be quite honest, tonight was about the Rangers for me, but the Mets better win tomorrow, and they are going to need a strong effort from Livan to get the job done. It will be a day game. You have to take at least one game when you are not even facing Adam Wainwright.

Come on guys. How about you start earning the big bucks that the people of New York pay you?