In Netflix’s Stranger Things, The Upside Down exists as an alternate dimension parallel to the human world. There is no recognizable life in The Upside Down.
It would seem that the Mets showed up at CitiField to play baseball yesterday. I thought I saw the Nats on the television at CitiField too but perhaps they were there…only in parallel…in The Upside Down.
When I finally tuned into the game, the Nats had a 2-run lead over the Mets. Somewhere around the top of the 8th inning. I was confident, as I sat with some friends in El Rey (smashing Thai shrimp tacos and knocking back a margarita pitcher). We only had an inning and a half left to play. I just knew we’d ride that lead, the momentum from winning the two games prior, get another Curly W to sweep, and take alladat on the road to LA. We were going to wrap this up before 10p so this grandma could go home.
Oh it was a wrap alright.
The Mets scored 9…NINE! additional runs folks. Six of those off of Ryan Madson. Game. Nats lose 11-5.
I don’t completely blame Madson. That was his fourth time pitching in five days.
That’s baseball for ya!
But one thing’s for certain…we’ve gotta make some changes to our bullpen and come up out of The Upside Down.