Now it's officially not good.
When the ace of your staff takes the mound, you expect to win. You expect the bleeding to stop, if only for a night, and you expect to get a tick in the W column and the opportunity to sleep peacefully. That's the unofficial definition of an ace.
The bleeding continues after last night. The Mets dropped another one. This time is was RA Dickey on the mound. And the game wasn't all his fault. Not by a long shot. Dickey gave up only 4 earned runs (5 in total) in six innings pitched. Again, there was no offense for him.
But it doesn't matter. In the end, it's still a loss. With your ace on the mound. That's not suppose to happen to good teams. Or mediocre teams. It's still to early for me to entirely give up on this team for the 2012 season. But time is getting away from them and for the fans.
There isn't an ace on the hill for the Mets this afternoon. But there is for the Nationals in Stephen Strasburg. Go figure.