There’s something about Rafael Montero at noon, before lunch or even that third cup of coffee, that can send you reeling. Thankfully, Rafael Montero is exactly what we thought Rafael Montero was.
He was bad and the Mets were bad and the Rangers, who are also bad, were just good enough to skip town by 4 p.m. after a 5-1 win against a lifeless team.
On Wednesday, instead of falling about the third time through the order, Montero failed from the beginning, putting the Mets in a 3-0 hole before Michael Conforto even stepped to the plate. It never got better and, except for a Wilmer Flores solo shot in the fifth, the team might as well not have bothered. The Mets have gone past disappointing; they’re just depressing now.
Oh and also Jay Bruce is in Cleveland now and the Mets got back something called a Ryder Ryan, a 30th round senior sign relief pitcher because they wouldn’t eat some of the contract to get back viable prospects.
You should be used to this by now.
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