The Mets were headed into this series with a two game winning streak, hoping to accumilate some victories against the rival Phillies.
Boy, did that go wrong.
The most noteable defect the Mets percieve is their lack of offense. They only generated 3 runs during the ENTIRE SERIES. Their pitching hasn't been stellar either.
In the first game of the series, Livan Hernandez gave up seven runs to the World Champs. He never gave the Mets a chance in this game.
The second game signaled the Mets' offense woes, by leaving the pitcher Fernando Nieve to drive in their only run. How is it possible that your starting pitcher is driving in runs, where are the bats?
The only game the Mets probably had a chance to compete in was the final one. Santana was on the mound and took the reigns of this ball club as best he could. He allowed two runs in seven innings and calmed the Phillies' offense.
But the Mets' offense took a rain check, and only showed up for four hits. They were plagued by double plays and unable to hit off Joe Blanton. Even with the cool red Mets hats, the ball club looked as awful as they have during the past few weeks. The vision that any Mets fan would loathe and spite, is the site of getting swept without any contest by the Philadelphia Phillies,
The Mets seem like their heading onto a road to perdition especially against their next opponents. Before the All-Star Break, the Mets have to deal with the best team in MLB, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The teams face off tonight, at 7 p.m.