Let’s talk about how mad I am
Over the course of the season, the Mets have played some pretty tough teams. We lost pretty bad to the Nationals, but still won a few. We took 2 of 3 from the Cardinals in the last series. We even swept the Cubs in the first series this season (which I am still very proud of, they’re really good). These teams are all in the running for, if not already have, spots in the post season…and the Mets managed to get a few wins here and there.
And then we have the Atlanta Braves. The Mets just cannot figure out how to beat the Braves. The braves have now won their last 5 straight games at Citi Field, and I can’t tell you how aggravating it is to watch (but if you’re reading this, I don’t even have to tell you. You feel my pain.)
Lead by first baseman Freddie Freeman (the bane of my existence), the Braves have the worst record of the National League East, with only 60 wins and 91 losses. SO WHY CAN’T THE METS, THE PENNANT WINNING, 2015 NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS, WORLD SERIES PLAYING METS BEAT THE BRAVES???????!!!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!????!?!?
To be fair, the Mets did take 2 of 3 in the last series in Atlanta, but they really haven’t taken advantage of just how mediocre the Braves actually are. Their ace can only pitch one time per series, so the “they have good pitching” excuse cannot be used here. Yes, Julio Teheran is a very good pitcher, I know. Yes, the rookie short stop Swanson is going to be really good and yes, Freedie Freeman is on a 28 game hitting streak *eye roll*. But I still see no reason why the Mets should have such issues beating this wayyyyyyy under 500 team.
If you couldn’t tell, I really REALLY really really hate the Braves. I might hate the Mets more for losing to them so often. Ugh.
Expect an angrier post tomorrow if the Mets lose to them tonight. 🙂