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Panic at the Dolphin

Breaks are good. It’s not a bad idea taking a break every now and then. I know how hard you all work…my point is this: Break’s over.

—President Bartlet

OK, so maybe Dave Williams isn't the answer. That was Uggla all around, but the starting pitching is where it begins and, against the Marlins, ended. Quickly.

Maine makes me nervous, Trachsel makes me nauseous and now Williams has made me negate my previous enthusiasm for his playoff elevation. Given that our last three games this trio's hurled — and I do mean hurled — has produced a composite score of Others 30 Us 6, I withdraw my endorsement of any Mets pitcher who isn't Pedro, Glavine or El Duque. Right now, if we need a fourth starter in the NLDS, Mets in three.

Assuming we qualify for the NLDS.

5 comments to Panic at the Dolphin

  • Anonymous

    “Yeah, Moe, that team sure did suck last night! They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked!” — Homer Simpson.
    Dear Willie,
    That was bullshit. Close the door. Kick some ass.
    Yours truly,

  • Anonymous

    Carlos is pushing Hundley, Pedro is starting Friday and the Braves are one measly loss (or one improbable Mets win) away from not being division champions in 2006.
    Sucky overall, yes, but it's somethin'.

  • Anonymous

    Man, what a gauntlet we have to run. All those Dodgers' Rookie Lefties, then Anninbal Sanchez beats us, Josh Johnson, Scott Olsen, Paul Maholm….these are names that should strike fear into the hearts of Mets and their fans everywhere. What are we to do?
    Ominously, El Duque's would-be opponent remains TBA. Could the Pirates be looking for yet another rookie southpaw to slap the Mets silly?

  • Anonymous

    Hey may have thrown a no-hitter, but he's still a rookie, so my typo in his name is justified.

  • Anonymous

    Men should not be named Annabelle.