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Met fans should thank the Phillies for finding lost offense

The Mets manhandle the Phils 14-4 last night in the renewed battle in Mets vs Phillies series

Baseball is a strange sport. There is a lot of nuance in the subtlety of this game. Take for instance the other night, when Edubray Ramos decided to try to settle a personal score with someone after months of whatever happened being over. Sailing a pitch high over the head of Asdrubal Cabrera.

It not only made Ramos look bad by the way he went back at Cabrera, it ignited the sleeping giant of the Mets offense.

Prior to last night, the Mets offense has been a lost commodity. Players on the team just couldn’t get it going. The spark that Ramos lit under the Mets was one that you don’t get sometimes without some pure emotion being unleashed. Perhaps some terrible pitching also contributes to the cause.

Phillies pitching coach, Bob McClure, should have been gone a couple years ago. His tenure on the team stretches back now to a time that encompasses some of the worst Phillies pitching that fans have had to witness. Last season was the true test, this pitching staff couldn’t get anywhere, but yet McClure keeps his job everyday in the dugout with the team, even he must be surprised at the inaction of Phillies management to make a change.

I looked at the line score of Phillies pitching last night, it was ugly. I know it’s only a week plus into the regular season, but it’s downright embarrassing.

Mets fans should tip their caps to bad Phillies pitching that allowed the Mets offense to make itself known. If nothing else, it is showing that this supposed ‘rebuild’ of the Phillies is a complete bunch of bunk.

The Phillies have hired on more sabermetrics guys to crunch numbers for this team? This is a complete joke as well, the only way management will be getting the message though is not going to the ballpark to support this mess, I know it’s tough, you look forward to going to the ballpark and having a good time. You have to draw the line though, until this happens were going to see players and coaches like we have on this team now.

Odubel got a new hairstyle and a fresh pair of sunglasses with his $30M contract from the offseason but he can’t get a hit in the clutch for this team

 I now know why Odubel Herrera is getting only 45 RBI a season, his nickname should be “Leave ’em loaded” – he’s come up a couple times in the last few games with the bases loaded and he can’t get a hit. When no on is on base, he can’t hit to his heart is content, but when it counts he can’t get a clutch hit. 

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