I am, mostly, the jinx of this year. Once again, a Wednesday loss. Once again, a day game loss. Once again, a getaway / last game of series loss.
Bryce Elder has been better than I expected. I have seen Muller’s numbers in AAA show up so much better and have wondered why he hasn’t been the one to come up. Not sure if it is internal scouting or just the fact that frequently Elder’s interval seemed to line up. I now believe Elder might actually be good enough to be a 5 (not enneagram type 5, starting pitcher number) on a playoff caliber team. So, another chance to fill a roster spot from this totally barren farm system.
How can a Joey Meneses be a factor? The real factor is that the Braves offense produced no power and, in lieu of such, not enough baserunners. The pitching showed up, mostly. The offense didn’t. The Mets finally lose, but then the Braves do also.
I had to go home to move a sofa and didn’t get to recap before I left the office. I have loads of stuff to deal with here. So, this is the best I can do for now. Discuss on the enjoyable visit to Philadelphia.