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Sunday, August 21, 2011

•Mets Get Swept by Brewers•

Brewers 6 - Mets 2
The Flushing free fall continues as the Brewers completed the 3 game sweep of the Mets today at Citi Field. There is little light in these late summer days for fans of the Metropolitans. The only positive we can take away from this hellacious skid is the further development of some of our young players who could quite possibly be regular starters in 2012. Ruben Tejada played some nice D, and Lucas Duda hit a hanging curveball for a 2 run bomb in the 7th to tie the game. 

Unfortunately, this would be the only run support for R.A. Dickey who pitched a good game but was once again offensively deprived. Duda is clearly finding his confidence and his power stroke as he continues to contribute in clutch situations. If Ike Davis can return healthy next year, Duda and Davis, along with David Wright, could add a much needed power punch to our long ball-starved lineup. Jason Bay will still suck, so Mets Blob won't even toy with your emotions and claim he will ever return to being a 30 HR guy.

Brace yourself for more bleeding as the Mets head to Philly and face the best team in baseball. It's hard to imagine, but the Phillies have gotten even stronger since the last time the Mets faced them. These could be some very ugly days ahead, but you never know, we seem to play better anywhere that is not Citi Field.

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