Mets Go Quietly Into the Break

July 9, 2012 12:00 AM

Mets Go Quietly Into the Break

" The Mets weren't supposed to start the All-Star break until after Sunday afternoon's game with the Cubs, but they wound up getting an eight-and-a-half inning head start.

Chicago posted four runs against Jon Niese in the first inning, a rough start that Niese recovered from but one that the Mets lineup took as an excuse for a day off. Ryan Dempster is a good pitcher, but the Mets swung and missed with so little conscience that it looked like they had one eye on the departure time of a flight from LaGuardia.

Anyone who has ever sat in a classroom waiting for the bell that brings a week without school knows how hard it is to can be to work while vacation looms. The Mets hacked and slashed at just about every pitch, which at least meant that their 7-0 loss didn't drag on.

It was strange to see the Mets that way. Terry Collins' team has made its bones this season by fighting and scrapping its way to every positive result they've earned, but they basically rolled over and quit on Sunday once Niese put them in a deep hole "

Click here to read the whole article

Google related News

Monday, July 09, 2012 by Yahoo! Sports

The Yankees Set to Run Away and Hide: A Fan's Perspective

Sports: In a year in which their cross-town brethren, the New York Mets, have defied, actually obliterated, expectations, the New York Yankees have quietly boarded the supersonic jet and took off. ... the yankees rely too much on the home run. when you ...

Read more
Sunday, July 08, 2012 by KLAS-TV

Mets like chances in second half

Daniel Murphy likes the makeup of the New York Mets, and expects there will be no fading from the playoff chase after the break this season. ... LAS VEGAS -- Quiet Storm Foundation is devoted to helping underprivileged children in the Las Vegas valley ...

Read more
Friday, July 06, 2012 by SB Nation New York

Mets (45-38) Vs. Cubs (31-51) Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable ...

He drove in four runs, including the game winning RBI in the bottom of the ninth inning off Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. It should be noted, though, that the Cubs aren't likely to go quietly into the night. After taking two of three from the Mets ...

Read more