The Mets Will Make This as Painful as Possible

July 24, 2012 12:00 AM

The Mets Will Make This as Painful as Possible

" Every night the world slows down around the Mets and you can see the disaster happening long before it actually happens, but there is just no way to steer around it.

On Monday night, the Mets again fell behind early and they again rallied late to tie the game only to watch everything go sideways for them once they got to the bonus frames for the second straight game. Teams aren't supposed to lose games 8-3 and 8-2 when they get to extras, but teams also aren't supposed to employ bullpens that destroy everything good in the world.

Tim Byrdak and Pedro Beato were the pitchers who drove the team into a ditch on Monday, although they got a big dose of help from Ruben Tejada. The normally sure-handed shortstop made sure that his name got written into the big book of reasons for the 2012 version of the Mets collapse by failing to catch a ball thrown to him while the Mets tried to turn a double play in the top of the 10th "

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