You have to feel bad for the New York Mets. They have been ravaged by injuries and underperformance this year.
First they lost a main cog in their starting rotation to Tommy John surgery.
Then they lost their closer. Then the lost the guy who was going to take over as the closer. Then they lost three more important bullpen arms.
They lost their catcher.
They lost their All-Star third baseman who is their team leader and the catalyst of their offense.
They have been besiegned by injuries.
If that’s not bad enough, the outfielder they threw a fortune at in free agency is batting .200, with no home runs and a slugging percentage of .220.
They have a middle infielder hitting .170 with no power and seemingly no ability to drive in runs.
Everywhere you look they are hit with bad luck.
They just won their eleventh game in a row.
Seems some teams are built to sustain injuries and major slumps. Some aren’t.
The Texas Rangers take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim tonight.
The Rangers have not won eleven games in a row.
In fact, they have not been able to win two in a row this year.
From TD30, here is a feel good article written by Evan Grant in the Dallas Morning News about Keone Kela, and the scout who signed him.