The Mets Hate Unpaid Overtime
Last night (or two days ago depending on what coast you reside on), the Mets battled the Dodgers to a 3-3 stalemate after nine, remaining that way until the twelfth inning. But Ramon Ramirez, apparently tired of pitching and ready to go home, was then charged with 5 runs as the Dodgers went on to win 8-3.
Tonight, the Mets, who have won only once since the All-Star break (I blame the Home Run Derby. Don’t ask for reasons, I just do), went to the tenth inning tied at two with the Nationals before Tim Byrdak allowed two runs and Pedro Beato gave up four more so that the Mets could forget about mounting a comeback and catch up on last night’s Breaking Bad.
With the Nationals scoring all of their tenth inning runs off the bats of Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, and Michael Morse, one could argue that it was merely the Nationals asserting their NL East supremacy over a weakened foe, putting as much space as possible in front of the Braves as the Ted Turner Nine try their darndest to acquire Ryan Dempster.