Losing two out of three to the Yankees via blowout and via error (a rather terrible error on a play that is pretty much routine) must be a dreadful feeling for the club. Plus, given all the injuries they’ve had, they should be happy Yankee Stadium exceeds standards for handicap accessibility.
But this series still hid the fact the Yankees are far from perfect. Saturday was an example of typical Yankee baseball against a pitcher they’ve never seen; they don’t hit the ball, they swing wildly, they don’t take pitches, and as a result, they made Fernando Nieve look like some genetically-engineered pitcher made from the remains of Cy Young and Grover Cleveland Alexander and from the ghosts of Mark Prior’s and Kerry Wood’s careers.
Monday is an off day for both teams. At least the Mets won’t be able to lose in such painful fashion.