There’s always next season

Last night’s Wild Card loss to the Giants was the end of the season for the Mets. There were too many losses in the regular season to suggest the Mets would do anything but struggle if they made it to the post season, so a single game knockout may have been the least painful exit after all that. (But that ninth inning collapse after Noah Syndergaard‘s domination over seven innings must have hurt.) If they are to do better next season, they will need to strengthen the offense, hope for less injuries, and see if they can find that magic ingredient: consistency – especially in winning!

There’s always next season.

Braves bashed

They’re off! The baseball season is now fully underway, and I’m especially delighted (and surprised) to see the New York Mets off to a winning start, overcoming the Atlanta Braves by 1-0.


Santana pitched five scoreless innings Thursday in his first game in 19 months, David Wright drove in a key run, the revamped bullpen held its ground and the Mets scored a 1-0 victory over the Braves at Citi Field.

(The boxscore is here.)

Unfortunately, it cannot last. Can it?