Mets Lose Game, All Hope For Playoffs Lost

Mets RHP Bobby Parnell picked up
the loss Friday night in Philadelphia
giving up 4 runs on four hits and not
recording an out,
Friday Nights 7-5 loss ranks among the toughest of the 2010 season. Not only was it a heartbreaking defeat, it also may have ended any hope the Mets had remaining for making a run at the playoffs. Forget the fact the Mets are 8.5 back of the division leading Braves(9 if they win tonight), the Mets just simply are not a team that can compete with the Braves or the Phillies. Underperforming or not, the Mets just are not that good. An optimist might say the Mets have the possibility to make a run, greater deficites have been overcome, that 8.5 games is certainly attainable, but a realistic Mets fan, would have to admit the Mets are not at the same level as the Giants or Cardinals, and will not be able to win the wild card either. It is a tough time being a Met fan. Knowing that there is still time enought to make a run, but that it is far from likely considering the performance the Mets give each and every night. It used to be the Mets were an inconsistant team. Now they are just consistantly awful.

Notes: Jon Niese went 7 strong innings of 1 run ball and allowing just four hits. After pulling Niese after 7 innings, Mets Manager Jerry Manuel tried Bobby Parnell who gave up 4 runs on four hits and picked up the loss. The Met offense got only 2 runs off of Joe Blanton who came into the game with a National League high for starters who have made more than 15 starts, with a 5.86 E.R.A.Mike Hessman provided a 9th inning surge with a two out 3 run opposite field homerun off of J.C. Romero, but Jesus Feliciano struck out to end the game. The Mets fall to a game under .500, at 54-55.
-Pete

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