What a terrible way for the 2010 Mets to honor those being inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame this afternoon. The Mets didn’t show up, and lost another series to one of the worst teams in the National League. They have fallen into 4th place in the NL East, and only one game above the .500 mark.

Doc Gooden waving goodbye. After today’s game, he won’t watch another Mets game till 2011.

Initial Reaction: Awful. Pathetic. Disgusting. The Mets are all three of these. They finished the season series with the lowly D-Backs 1-5. The Mets do however have a chance to turn the fortunes around, as they have plenty of games left within the division. For that to happen, they must start winning on the road. Jonathon Niese was solid through the first three innings, but the wheels fell off in the 4th, as Adam LaRoche hit his first 3-run home run of the afternoon.

The Positives: None to speak of. Ollie Perez pitched, and sucked again. Getting rid of him would be a positive.

The Negatives:

Everything about today. The Mets only had 5 hits today, and had more errors than runs scored. It’s an absolutely embarrassment to watch the Mets right now.

What’s Next?

-Fortunately, the Mets have a chance to turn things around, as Johan will take the mound in Atlanta to open a 3 game set. Managing a series win in the ATL would be a nice consolation for this awful weekend. The first pitch is 7:10 and can be seen on ESPN and SNY.

NYM Johan Santana (8-5) 3.11 ERA vs. ATL Derek Lowe (10-9) 4.58 ERA