The Mets had a 6.5 game lead just 4 games ago, and now the lead is down to 2.5. That is a reason to worry, as the Mets blew leads in nearly every game since, showing that the bullpen is getting tired.
Closed Door Meeting
The Mets had a closed-door meeting with manager Willie Randolph prior to the beginning of the game, followed by a players-only meeting behind closed doors.
Also, Metsblog has posted a GREAT stat for any Met fans hoping to relieve their pains of the past week:
The 2006 Cardinals were in first place in the National League Central by seven games over the Reds with 12 games remaining. Over the those final 12 games, the Cardinals were 3-9 and ended up winning the division by 1.5 games.
The A.L’sTigers also struggled down the stretch last season, going 5-7 over there final 12 games to relinquish their lead in the American League Central to the Twins.
Tonight’s Lineup at Washington:
SS Jose Reyes
2B Luis Castillo
3B David Wright
CF Carlos Beltran
LF Moises Alou
1B Shawn Green
C Paul Lo Duca
RF Endy Chavez
SP John Maine