The dream is over, and reality has just smacked the Mets like they were talking about his momma.
The last two days have been a serious reality check. No Beltran, Reyes, Delgado, Cora, or Church has finally begun to show. You can't win 17 of 20 games with Wilson Valdez and Ramon Martinez batting 6th & 7th in your order. Or having a rookie playing his first week in the majors batting No. 2.
The Mets should have won game one against the Pirates, but game two was proof that this team needs some help from the infirmary. They couldn't put together any run support for Santana (again). No big innings. The game lasted barely two hours because everyone was swinging at the first pitch or hitting into double plays.
Think about this: Jeremy Reed was the best hitter in the lineup yesterday. Jeremy Reed.
Wright is struggling. Sheffield looks like he needs a wheelchair. We need Carlos "I Think I Have Swine Flu" Beltran to come back and add another bat. We need Reyes to get an inning started and steal some bases.
We need help. Or maybe it's just we need health?
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