Two weeks ago I called the Mets loss versus the Brewers (where Roberto Hernandez gave up 5 runs in the top of the 9th) the worst loss of the year. I was wrong. Yesterday's game is now the worst loss of the year, and it would have been even if the Mets had won. The collision between Carlos Beltran and Mike Cameron was one of the most upsetting things I have ever seen at a ballgame, and the most disturbing thing I have ever seen happen to my favorite team. There was complete silence in my office at one point, as if we thought the possibility that Cameron was dead was very, very real. I will never be able to forget that collision.
So the team moves onto L.A., with Victor Diaz in right field for the series and, most likely, the rest of the season. If the Mets end up with a .500 record on this trip, I would consider that a major achievement.