Turning Points in a lost Season
The Mets haven't had anyone this well versed in dissappointment, so consistently able to let the team down, so perfectly ready to fail in key situations since that big doofus Benitez made us cringe in the Valentine years. One man stands head and shoulders among the rest in terms of responsibility for the wheels coming off. Seemingly sent by Satan to undermine the season, Braden Looper's resume is really quite impressive, in a depressing way:
the LOOPERFILES, 2005:
"¶April 4 at Cincinnati: On opening day, Looper allowed three runs in the ninth, including the winning home run to Joe Randa.
¶April 16 versus Florida: In front of a full house at Shea Stadium, Looper denied Pedro Martínez a victory in his home debut by allowing the tying run in the ninth. The Mets won in the bottom half of the inning.
¶June 26 at the Yankees: With the Mets three outs away from a sweep of the series , Looper allowed a two-run single to Jason Giambi, and the Yankees won, 5-4.
¶Aug. 20 versus Washington: Looper punctuated an awful performance by the bullpen, which allowed eight runs after the seventh inning, by giving up a two-out, two-run double in the ninth. The Mets won in the 10th.
And then, of course, came Wednesday."
From the NYTIMES.
I wonder what he has planned for the final game of the season?