Don't get me wrong, the Mets won and I'm very happy that they won, but that still doesn't hide the fact that there are some very glaring problems with this team.
If it wasn't for the brilliant pitching of Johan Santana, this team may not have won this game. We're not talking about losing to the red hot Padres or Cardinals, were talking about the worst team in the entire league. The Mets squeaked by with a one run win despite having 18 scoring opportunities.
The Mets positional players should be thanking Livan Hernandez for getting bombed on Thursday, because it took the focus off the offense and put it onto the rotation. But it was the Mets offense tonight that made this game much closer then it needed to be, they were 2 for 18 with RISP and left 13 runners on base.
Except for Luis Castillo, each and every player who came up with a runner in scoring position struggled at the plate. In the first three innings they had a runner on third with one out and the batter failed to even get a fly ball. In fact, Austin Kearns' poor fielding gave them one run and the game winner came on a bases loaded walk.
The Mets had 11 hits but only two players had two hits, Luis Castillo and Fernando Tatis. Six different players left a runner in scoring position with two outs and four of them left two runners in scoring position.
I'm not sure how to get them over this block, but as a fan of Frazer Crane maybe they should have a seat on the couch.....