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Day Game So Mets Lost

Today’s Mets game was scheduled at 12:10 because it was Camp Day at Citi Field.  Apparently, the Mets aren’t much interested in generating new baseball fans because the team played one of their typical dreary day games.  With today’s loss, the Mets are now an MLB worst 10-23 in day games.

This loss was one of the worst.  It wasn’t the worst because the Mets were blown out.  The 5-1 score dictate otherwise.  Rather, it was a dreary day when the Mets gave you very little reason to cheer.

Rangers starter Martin Perez allowed just three hits over eight innings to the Mets with Wilmer Flores fifth inning homer being the lone run scored.  Perez was so good on the mound that he was able to stick around long enough to earn a golden sombrero.

One pitcher who did not last very long was Rafael Montero.  His good stretch of pitching is now long forgotten, and he’s back to being the very bad pitcher that would drive Mets fans crazy.  Just to put it in perspective, the first run of the game scored on a Montero balk, and he followed that up by allowing a three run homer to Joey Gallo, who has just worn out the Mets in this short two game series.

The run in the second inning was maddening.  Elvis Andrus would steal consecutive bases off of the combination of Montero and Rene Rivera, and then he would score just ahead of Jose Reyes‘ throw home.  It was a bad job blocking the plate by Rivera.  The only thing worse than that was Collins failure to challenge the play at second on the first stolen base.  Replays would show Andrus was actually out.

Montero’s final line would be 3.0 innings, five hits, four runs, four earned, three walks, and five strikeouts.

From there, Terry Collins played his favorite stretch everyone out in the bullpen game.  Josh Smoker would pitch two innings, but he couldn’t get through that third.  He would load the bases with no outs.  Hansel Robles came on, walked a batter, got out of the jam, and he would pitch three innings.  This for a reliever that just said he couldn’t feel his fingers the other day.

Chasen Bradford pitched a scoreless ninth to at least give the Mets a chance to win the game in the ninth.  They didn’t.

Really, the one highlight other than Flores’ homer was Amed Rosario making a terrific diving play:

We are now at the point where Rosario and Michael Conforto are really the other two reasons to watch this team.  Hopefully, the Mets will call-up Dominic Smith to give us a third reason.

GAME NOTES: Neil Walker started the game at third base making him the 164th third baseman in Mets history.

9 thoughts on “Day Game So Mets Lost”

  1. Gothamist says:

    Rosario is spectacular in the field!

    The table was set for a win.

    Road team from AL West who were more likely up late last night, on less sleep.

    Next: The starter had an E.R.A. over 5.00

    What went wrong?

    Oh, it was a matinee.
    Even TC was not on his A game.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      When is TC ever on his A game? Better yet, what does his A game look like?

  2. Five Tool Ownership says:

    “The Cleveland Indians acquired veteran outfielder Jay Bruce from the New York Mets in a trade Wednesday night. The Indians have agreed to pick up the roughly $4.2 million that’s left of Bruce’s $13 million salary this season, a source confirmed.

    Minor league pitcher Ryder Ryan is headed to New York in the trade. Ryan, 22, was a 30th-round pick by Cleveland out of the University of North Carolina in the 2016 MLB first-year player draft. He’s 3-4 with a 4.79 ERA for Lake County in the Class A Midwest League this season. He has recorded six saves while appearing in 33 games — all in relief.

    Bruce, a three-time All-Star, is hitting .258 with 29 homers and 75 RBIs this year. He gives the Indians a corner outfielder and established bat to replace Michael Brantley, who went on the disabled list Monday with a sprained ankle.”

    “”Sources said the New York Yankees were also involved in talks to acquire Bruce before the Mets traded him to Cleveland.””

    Why so little?

    The Yankees it is rumored only offered a future 30th round pick

    Why could they not have it a ‘player to be named later’?
    And the Wilpons CLAIMED they would eat salary to get PROSPECTS!

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Wilpons lied

    1. metsdaddy says:

      False rumor it appears

  3. Gothamist says:

    So drum roll….

    As of now the Mets payroll for active players (after trades and insurance on David Wright)

    Is $124.8M

    In 2009 Dollars that is …. $107 M

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Surprised it’s that high

  4. Gothamist says:

    LA Dodgers spent a billion $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ more than the Mets in the trailing ten years?

    This 2017 link below does not reflect:

    Deducting Bobby Bonilla, Carlos Beltran, Bret Saberhagen and Ed Kranepool etc

    Trading Bruce ($4.2M) and David Wright’s salary paid by insurance:

    http://www.stevetheump.com/Payrolls.htm

    $124,800,000

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