There was a moment on Sunday, ever so brief, that I forgot the Mets were supposed to be bad. When Jacob deGrom, who couldn’t locate a pitch early in the game, remembered that he’s an ace and started throwing like one. When Dom Smith tied the game with a single and then set the team ahead on a home run that finally put him over the .200 mark in the majors. When the Mets looked like a viable major league baseball team, even if they were just playing the Reds.
Then they reminded me that I was being silly. Then Paul Sewald gave up a game-tying three-run homer to Zack Cozart. Then Asdrubal Cabrera hobbled into the dugout on his bum ankle. Then Jeurys Familia gave up a two-run double to Tucker Barnhart and Terry Collins couldn’t bear to watch his team anymore. Then Hansel Robles gave up a three-run home run in the ninth to Barnhart, just for good measure.
The Mets are bad.
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