The Mets are fighting momentum. It’s a big, fast, heavy train loaded full of irrelevance was headed right for them. They held it off last night, after that train ran over Billy Wagner, but Carlos Beltran responded by driving a game-winning, two-run homer with enough force to slow the train down.
Today, the train plowed into Wagner again, but the Mets simply couldn’t stop it anymore. Now, they are officially unwilling passengers on the Train of Irrelevance, on their way to a meaningless purgatory of a season.
Chances of slowing this train down and jumping off are getting slimmer by the moment. Judging by this series with the Diamondbacks, the Mets are in for a long ride.