The Mets lost another game to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, 4-3. They have dropped six in a row, are 3-9 in July and have fallen to just one game above the .500 mark.
But never fear: Miguel Batista says the Mets are the best team in baseball.
I just couldn’t make this stuff up.
Chris Young pitched well twice through the lineup, but again ran into trouble on his third go-around. Batista came out of the bullpen to give up some tack-on runs which turned out to be important later.
The hitters, except for David Wright and (bizarrely) Jason Bay, did little. (I guess I should give Lucas Duda and Andres Torres credit for putting the Mets’ first run on the board too, but Torres loses points for over-aggressive baserunning worthy of Angel Pagan.)
R.A. Dickey starts against Gio Gonzalez in a matchup of 12-game winners tomorrow afternoon. Normally, I’d DVR the game to see those two pitch… the way the Mets have been playing lately, I probably won’t bother. Thanks to previously-made plans to see some minor league games, I’ll be taking a bit of a break from the Mets. (Though I’m overjoyed that I will get to see Batista’s 248th career start on Saturday.)
Hopefully, the Mets will start a new winning streak while I’m not paying so much attention to them.