Another Series, Another Sweep: The New York Mets Mail It In

Joe FiorelloCorrespondent ISeptember 24, 2009

PHOENIX - AUGUST 10:  Manager Jerry Manuel of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 10, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Mets 7-4.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Mets got swept at home last night, losing their 13th game in their last 16 overall.  Without a timely visit from the Nationals last weekend, who knows how much worse it could be.

Since 2007, the Mets are 33-42 in September, with most of the damage coming in the 22 games this season where they are only 6-16.

I’ve been a Jerry Manuel supporter up until this stretch of baseball.  This kind of finish, regardless of who’s on the field, has to lead to some sort of changes in personnel.  I believe that if I was making the decisions regarding the coaching staff, there would be a complete overhaul, including the trainers. (Especially the trainers)

After a night off, the Mets go down to Florida for a three game series with the Nationals, whose playoff hopes wait to be dashed by the team they’ve knocked out of the playoffs for the last two seasons on the last day of the season. I was at both games.  Let me tell you, it was awful.

The Mets being the team that knocks the Marlins out of the playoffs this year would be like adding stale icing to a cake made of kitty litter.  It wouldn’t be much, but it would make the season taste just a little better.

That being said, I’m sure the Mets aren’t going to pull it off.  I’m feeling pretty confident that they’re going to get swept once again.

This team reminds me of the Washington Senators from the old movie Damn Yankees

At least the team’s consistent
Yea we always lose

Lucky for Mets fans, the torture is almost over…