It’s not fun as a baseball fan when two teams you root for let you down on the same day.
First, the New York Mets completed their historic collapse by losing to the Florida Marlins. Tom Glavine performed every bit the part of a player who should hang up his glove, giving up 7 runs to just a single out in less than one inning of work. Ugh. And that it was the last place Florida Marlins who dealt the blow was most cruel.
However, that was only the first letdown, because less than 10 minutes after the Mets lost, the Washington Nationals lost to the Philadelphia Phillies, thus handing the Phils the division championship in the NL East. The Nats could’ve saved the Mets’ bacon with a win, but they also failed to find a good bat or and effective pitching strategy to hold off the resurgent team from Philadelphia.
At least the Boston Red Sox have home field advantage for as long as they remain in the AL playoffs. That’s something.