The New York Mets blew ANOTHER late game lead to a bottom-dwelling NL East team and coupled with a Phillies win last night, now only lead the division by 1 1/2 games. The Mets scored four runs in the top of the ninth to take a 7-4 lead against the Marlins before heading into the bottom of the inning without closer Billy Wagner, who missed the game for undisclosed reasons. Pedro Feliciano and Jorge Sosa blew the game and the Marlins tied it in the ninth and won the game on a 10th inning double by Dan Uggla.
Marlon Anderson hit a pinch hit bases-clearing double in the top of the ninth to put the Mets ahead. Unfortunately, the bullpen wasn’t able to hold on, which cost the Mets another game from a late inning loss.
Mets fans throughout the country are on full suicide watch as they continue to see their favorite team squander their division lead. The Mets look like a team that wants to lose at this point and some have to wonder what the problem is. They cruised throughout much of the year, despite numerous injuries all across the roster. Unfortunately for the Mets, they couldn’t have picked a worse time to go into a team-wide slump.