Thoughts on the 2015 Mets Season

November 2, 2015

So many emotions the day after the Mets lost to the Royals in game 5 of the World Series.

I’m disappointed, bummed, call it what you will. The Mets led each of the games they’d eventually lose. You just can’t do that in the World Series. Blame the pitching – starting and relief – if you want; blame the fielding; but really, I blame the lack of offense. It’s not surprising though, because this offense was streaky all season long. It got hot for the NLDS and NLCS and then disappeared for the World Series, sans game 3 (that I was at and will write about later.) Game 5 was most frustrating because Matt Harvey was pitching a hell of a game and the Mets couldn’t hold on for the win. I am completely fine with letting Harvey start the 9th inning. He was pitching one of the best games of his career and I wanted him to have the chance to go the distance. Then the wheels fell off and stayed off. We know the rest.

Other than winning, I wouldn’t change much. It was good experience for a lot of  guys on the team. It’ll eat at them all off-season and they’ll be ready to go come Spring Training. I was able to witness a win over the Dodgers, the clinching of the National League over the Cubs and their only win in the World Series. Just the fact that I am even writing about this is pretty amazing. This team made the MLB postseason for the first time since 2006. Playing in the World Series? I never thought this would happen when I sat through a four game sweep by the Cubs in May.

So many ups and downs this season. I’m glad the team got here though. It’s what every fan wants to happen for their team, the Mets just came out on the losing end. I’d rather have this than not have it at all.

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