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Mets Blow Winnable Game To Yankees

With Rafael Montero and Luis Cessa on the mound, we got the pitcher’s duel we all expected. 

The Mets got to Cessa first with Curtis Granderson and Yoenis Cespedes hitting a pair of third inning homers. What was interesting with the Cespedes’ homer was his homer was against one of the two prospects the Mets traded to get him in 2015. 

Unfortunately, the Mets bats went completely cold after this leaving Montero and the pen to hold a 2-0 lead. Most of that was due to Chad Green, who pitched 2.2 hitless and scoreless innings, after coming on for a hurting Cessa with one out in the fifth. 

For his part, Montero cruised into the fourth. All of his pitches were working, especially his fastball which was clocked in the high 90s. However, he would walk consecutive batters helping load the bases with one out. 

Surprisingly, he got out of the jam mostly unscathed. The only run he allowed was when Aaron Hicks beat out a Cespedes throw on Gary Sanchez‘s sacrifice fly. 

Montero got out of the inning without further damage, and he was back on cruise mode. That was until he left one over the plate against Aaron Judge who went opposite field to tie the game in the sixth. 

That closed the door on Montero who pitched a fine game. His final line was six innings, five hits, two runs, two earned, two walks, and six strikeouts. 

Terry Collins went to Hansel Robles, who pitched a scoreless seventh. Then, like Collins always does with Robles, he pushed the envelope with him. It’s all the more puzzling when you consider that not too long ago Robles couldn’t even feel his fingers. 
Hicks led off the eighth, and we soon found Robles pointing to the sky.  

After the homer, the Yankees had a 3-2 lead, and Collins overreacted like he always does. Collins went into super matchup mode using Jerry Blevins for a batter, and then bringing in Erik Goeddel. Goeddel was greeted with a Sanchez home run. 

Unfortunately, the Mets wouldn’t have an outburst in the ninth. That’s partially due to Joe Girardi going with Dellin Betances instead of Aroldis Chapman

In fact, you question a bit where the effort level was with some of the Mets players. In the eighth, Asdrubal Cabrera walked on a 3-2 pitch that ricocheted off the umpire. Instead of busting it to first to see if he could get into scoring position with two outs, he took his time. When Cespedes struck out in the next at-bat, the ball would get away from Sanchez, but he couldn’t be bothered to try to go to first. 

The Mets blew a winnable game, but there’s a silver lining. The Wilpons got their wish that they didn’t have to pay Jay Bruce to beat them. Instead, they paid Collins and a bullpen to do that. 

Game Notes: Granderson’s homer was his 69th in Yankee Stadium since 2010. That trails just Mark Teixeira

0 thoughts on “Mets Blow Winnable Game To Yankees”

  1. Luis says:

    Cespedes plays with no passion of soul. Can’t stand him.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      It was aggravating to see him and Asdrubal not even bother to try to win

  2. Five Tool Ownership says:

    The game I saw.
    The Yankees have a guy named Green coming in in the fourth who could close for at least twenty teams.

    They have Chapman, Robinson, Warren, Betences, the kid they reacquired from Chicago.

    I look at ERA, WHIP HRs allowed, Ks etc
    I do see who we are playing before I speak

    The Mets had Goeddel, Blevins and Robles.
    Laser beam Bradford was in the pen.
    The Mets could have won the game ONLY in the sense that it was tied in the seventh.

    It was not even close.
    Fate was assured in the fourth inning….
    ONCE THE METS FAILED TO SCORE FIVE OFF CESSA IT WAS OVER!
    Cessa was throwing 98-100 and the guy was just recalled
    The Yankees wanted him to take an early shower

    Cabrera was over matched.
    He made his throws.

    Cespedes did not make his throw.
    Cespedes got his HR and just was very unfocused and undisciplined at the plate.

    The Dog Days of August…
    The Mets have Thor, Harvey, Gsellman and Familia seemingly on the 120 Day DL
    Captain America is finished.

    When was the last time Conforto got a single or a double?
    Small ball?
    Give Rosario and Lagares credit, they went for singles and tried to steal!!!
    They wanted to set the plate!!!
    Who else?
    The Mets traded their star 8th inning setup man.
    The Mets traded their number one producer who was respected more in the clubhouse than by the public.
    The Mets traded Walker who hit how many HRs last year in August from the right side.
    The Mets traded Duda.
    The Mets want to dump Grandy.
    Walker went to Milwaukee not Cabrera.
    Bruce went to Cleveland not Cabrera.
    Reed sent to Boston, not Cabrera..
    Yet all are gone.
    The clubhouse is for the worst.
    The bullpen is overmatched.
    The manager is overmatched.
    Dom “six pack” Smith is over matched.
    Cabrera was over matched.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      This seemed more of an issue of Cespedes and Cabrera refusing to hustle and the Yankees having a much better pen.

      As for Smith, give him time to adjust.

  3. Five Tool Ownership says:

    My nephew married a woman I was not fond of.
    Yet everything he did left all of us bewildered.
    In a nutshell it was all about him.
    So would say ungrateful, cheap, disingenuous, manipulative, controlling, self serving.
    My nephew was given money to pay for a BBQ in his parent’s honor, a 30th anniversary.
    We saw the receipt and he pocketed 33% of the money.

    Why should I be mean to his wife.
    She was herself, my nephew did not have to choose her.
    He brought in a very dissatisfactory person.
    SHE WAS THAT WAY BEFORE SHE MARRIED HER.
    I NOW BLAME MY NEPHEW.
    AND THE 30th Anniversary,
    Thirty years and he pocketed the money?

    The allegory ?

    The nephew is Saul Cats, Jeffrey and Federico Coupon.
    They pocketed the money and screwed the fans.

    I do not like Cespedes’s attitude?
    I realized I was CHICKEN SHIT afraid of blaming these despicable owners
    And blaming Cespedes.
    Like my nephew’s wife who I blamed, I WAS A COWARD FOR BLAMING CESPEDES when I should have blamed my nephew…
    Cespedes was Cespedes in Oakland, Boston and Detroit
    HE WAS THAT WAY BEFORE THE METS PAID HIM ALMOST $30m annually
    The despicable owners picked him….
    NOW I HAVE THE COURAGE TO TELL THE OWNERS TO GO!

    I AM NO LONGER A CHICKEN SHIT FAN
    I AM NO LONGER EXPECTING ROBOTIC PLAYERS TO MEET MY IRRATIONAL AND UNREASONABLE EMOTIONAL NEEDS

    I LOOK INTO THE MIRROR AND SAY I HAVE BALLS!

    Cats and Coupon Clan, go!!!

    CCC suck!!!!

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Be honest – you’ve never been afraid to tell the Wilpons what you think?

  4. Gothamist says:

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/david-lennon/subway-series-mets-gm-sandy-alderson-certainly-hasn-t-helped-the-yankees-1

    I can certainly agree.

    The Yankees do have a sence of urgency in each game.

    If I was a Met, if I was a vet brought over here late in my career after 2015 to add a spark, to add a sence of levity in the dugout (Nimmo interview) to be a leader in the clubhouse, to get up for big games and to replace Murph’s bat after the sixth. I would try to show up every day. I WOULD NOT SWING AT SHIT LIKE CESPEDES DOES!!!

    I WOULD NOT GRANT MY FIRST english INTERVIEW WITH THE MEDIA FROM the city of MY FIRST TEAM AND dream OUT LOUD ABOUT CALIFORNIA when I have 11 HRs in late July…

    Yeah, the METS gambled and paid this joker!!!
    I blame the lame, the owners!

    WHO THE FREAK IS THE PRESIDENT and COO of this shity company?!

    But honestly I agree – I am not a robot. I have emotions. I feel pain of losing.
    I feel the pain of losing, of giving up by mgmt., of a pattern of seeking frugality w payroll, of implied salary relief FROM THESE TRADES more than prospects.

    I FEEL THEIR PAIN!

    Smith replacing Duda
    Nimmo replacing Bruce
    Utility men replacing Walker
    A bad bullpen now without Reed
    A staff second to Cincinnati – a staff ERA over five!!!
    Second worse staff.

    A Cespedes who hits a HR in the third but with one out in the eighth or ninth, man on third can not do shit!

    Yet the jerk offs in the media, the Daily News lists him as a UNSUNG HEROE for hitting a meaningless HR early in another game but a no show when it counted…
    Failing when the team needed him they list him, a goat as a heroe.

    If I was Cabrera, I would call out the moronic off season training of Syndergaard.

    What if Syndergaard was hispanic?

    Last night the crew chief inspected Roble’s cut off undershirt and just the way he pushed aside the sleeve in question was unsettling. He tossed it….

    I am white and I never saw such a thing.

    Yet, I agree the Mets fans GET WHAT THEY DESERVE.
    THEY JUST WHINE.

    AT LEAST THEY CAN start contemplating about a WHINE AT THE SELFISH OWNERS?

    2018 is the 32nd Annversary…

    Not thirty… you stand corrected….. 32..,,

    The media is a zero, busy people I know do not watch these games.
    Even when I scan Tivo at just 2X It is still slow and VERY BORING.

    THE MET FANS WHO WHINE ARE THE BIGGST BORE.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      I really don’t understand the love of Cabrera or your racial points here

  5. Five Tool Ownership says:

    Is it so hard to review this before writing a story AP?

    http://www.spotrac.com/mlb/new-york-mets/payroll/

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20344607/new-york-mets-payroll-cuts-amount-93-million

    They are paying Saberhagen, Bonilla and Beltran almost $5m
    They recovered $13-$20 m on insurance on Captain America’s contract
    They did save $9.2 M on the trades and in those trades IN GENERAL and OVERALL they DID NOT priotize prospects over salary relief !!!

    THEY WILL DUMP GRANDY FOR SALARY RELIEF AND A NON PROSPECT!

    NO RESPECT FOR THE CONTRACT THEY ALSO SIGNED…
    YET IF Grandy was hurt would they force him to play hurt?!!!

    WHAT IF THEY DID NOT WANT TO KNOW IF HARVEY WAS NOT READY TO PITCH FULLTIME?!!!

    IT WAS AT BEST $151m

    Beltran Bonilla are not on the 40 man roster…

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Teams do this all the time. The bigger issue is the Mets aren’t doing what they need to do to win.

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