New York Mets' Woes Go beyond Starting Lineup

Harris DeckerSenior Analyst IJune 10, 2008

There has to be a point at which a team completely falls apart. If you look at the current state of the New York Mets, you might believe that such a time has come. 

You would be wrong. 

There has been a bright spot in this terrible start to the 2008 baseball season. That, of course, has been the pitching. Even after loosing Pedro in the first week, the pitching staff has pitched a lot of quality starts. Johan Santana, John Maine, Oliver Perez, and Mike Pelfrey all pitched a lot of starts worthy of a W. Instead, due to a lack of hitting, they suffered the loss. 

The latest series against the Padres was a perfect example of this. Johan, Pedro, Pelfrey, and Perez all pitched well, and none of them earned themselves a win. This really isn't a good way to continue the season. 

This thought is brief and in need of some comments. I want to know what you think at this point: Is there a point in which the pitching will begin to fall off, as they loose confidence in the hitters? 

I believe that is inevitable. I have never played professional baseball, but I think that this idea applies to all walks of life. There is a point, when your team shows you zero support, and in turn, you stop caring. 

I pray that the one ray of light for the Mets continues to pitch well until the bats can wake up!