I'm not being facetious. I'm chapped.
Sunday's 3-2 loss was caused by Nick Forte's walk-off home run. It brought back bad memories of walk-off losses to the Marlins when the Mets were dog piss. The Mets are, thankfully, not dog piss this season. Every Mets team must experience the loss to the Marlins in Miami as a rite of passage. It happens to all of them.
Apart from Eduardo Escobar's ninth-inning struggles, J.D. struck out. Davis was on second base with no out in the ninth. I am more upset that the walk-off home run came so soon after Luis Guillorme made his play of the season. It was a tremendous high, only for the parachute to burst. Luckily it's Baseball, and even the best teams lose at least 60 games, so it's not a killer, especially when you throw in that the Mets won the series. When healthy, this Mets team could be the best in baseball, and while I am chapped, I am happy where my favorite team stands at this point in a very long season. It just sucks to lose out on sweeping a team and doing it excruciatingly.
The Mets won two of three games against the Marlins, but without Jeff McNeil. McNeil is one of the essential hitters in this lineup. Along with his.299 against lefties, he is a significant player in this lineup. Today, it makes a big difference. Houston almost threw two no-hitters this weekend. It is a rite of passage. Please take it in and move on. The Mets will be okay after all, they are the best team in the East, and only the Atlanta Braves have a shot at catching the Mets. Let's go Mets! All roads are clear for another Subway series.