VIP MLB Baseball's Dirty Dozen | The worst MLB teams against the spread coupled with bonehead decisions.
Nor'easters can happen any time of the year but are most frequent and strongest September through April. Well Queens suffered a late arriving one the first three days in May as the Mets were left without power against the Atlanta Braves.
Talk about a perfect storm, the Amazins never knew what hit them. When the skies cleared, the Braves overtook NYM for first place in the NL East, outscored them 35-4 over three games including 18-0 the last two. They added more pain to the Matt Harvey drama by blasting him for five runs in short relief. Tell Harvey now that he should start. Heck, the Mets should trade him.
The former Dark Knight is just dark. He’s a shell of his former self and a growing cancer on the team with his refusal to retract his position that he should still be in the Mets rotation. As for the Mets as a whole, the team that started 11-1 for the first time in franchise history has gone 6-11 since. And while the Mets are in freefall, the Braves are turning their hopes of 2019 into this year’s baseball version of the Vegas Golden Knights.
Ronald Acuna Jr is this year’s Kris Bryant. He too was held back in the minors for contractual reasons instead of opening up with the big club. When Acuna was finally brought up, he went wild. Add him to second baseman Ozzie Albies and Atlanta has its dream infield. Albies at 5-foot-8, 155 pounds is the poor man’s version of Jose Altuve.