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“Sunday punt games are back” “Carrasco belongs in a retirement home”

Water is wet, the sky is blue, and New York Mets fans are unhappy. The team missed an opportunity to sweep the Miami Marlins in their home-opening series Sunday, falling by a score of 7-2.

The loss dropped New York to 5-5 on the season, seeing them miss out on an opportunity to stay hot on the heels of the National League East-leading Atlanta Braves.

Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco was shelled by the visiting Marlins, allowing six runs on six hits and three walks while throwing 83 pitches in just 4-2/3 innings of work.

New York Mets fans are fully anticipatory of dominating the competition this season after spending $353.5 million on player payroll for 2023. The fanbase was relatively pleased as the Mets took the first two games of the series against the Marlins to pull a game above .500. However, Sunday’s loss sent Mets Nation into another fit of despair.

@Mets Sunday punt games are so back

Carrasco failed to impress for the second time in his two starts this season.

After going 15-7 with a 3.97 ERA last season with the Mets, he is now sitting at 0-2 with an 11.42 ERA in 2023. With the injuries already amassed by the Mets — in Justin Verlander and Jose Quintana — New York needs more out of the 36-year-old Carrasco than he is currently offering. He has lasted a paltry 8-1/3 innings combined through his two starts.

@Mets Can’t say I’m surprised. CarrASSco belongs in a retirement home and the lineup struggles again

@Mets send carasco to japan if ur serious about winning

All eyes are on GM Billy Eppler and manager Buck Showalter as panic begins to grip Gotham.

@Mets Highest payroll, worst GM. It’s going to be a long season, I’m afraid.

There are still some voices of reason among the New York Mets’ fanbase. Despite the team’s struggles, New York still has a .500 record and remains close to the lead in the divisional race.

@Mets Won the series. On to the next.

@Mets Everything will be okay. We won the series. Onward and upward! #LGM

New York Mets at .500 after 10 games this season

Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets reacts after hitting an RBI single
Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets reacts after hitting an RBI single

The competition steps up for the Mets on Monday, as another predicted World Series contender — the San Diego Padres — visit Citi Field for a three-game set. The Padres bounced the Mets out of last year’s playoffs on their run to the National League Championship Series.

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