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Bad Pitcher, Worse Team, Mets Loss.

Well, Todd Frazier and Anthony Swarzak were back today. The MLB worst Orioles were sending Alex Cobb and his AL worst seven losses and a 6.80 ERA to the mound.

This was supposed to be the day everything got better.

It didn’t.

In the first, the Orioles played two against Jason Vargas with a Manny Machado RBI single and a Danny Valencia sac fly. Believe it or not (you should believe it), the Mets could not overcome that deficit.

It wasn’t until the fifth that the Mets would get anything going with a Jay Bruce single and a Kevin Plawecki double.

Ultimately, with runners on second and third with no out, the Mets would only plate one run on a Jose Bautista sacrifice fly. Bautista just missed it, but he missed it all the same.

With Seth Lugo pitching three scoreless and Swarzak returning with a scoreless inning, the Mets would have a chance to tie the game with a big hit, an error, really, anything.

And the Mets has a golden chance in the eighth.

After an Amed Rosario one out walk, Brandon Nimmo laid down a bunt. Valencia got to the ball, but he pulled the first baseman off the bag with his throw. With the heart of the order approaching, Asdrubal Cabrera hit into an inning ending and effectively speaking a game ending double play.

Now, the Mets are four games under .500, and you’re left wondering where the low point is going to be because the Mets certainly haven’t found it yet.

Game Notes: Cabrera is now one for his last 25.

6 thoughts on “Bad Pitcher, Worse Team, Mets Loss.”

  1. Gothamist says:

    I just got home and as I was checking my email I did not expect to see yours.
    Was going to hit the TIVO to scan through the game but NOT.

    So, does Cabrera need rest and the make up rest for the rest he selfonedcreceived for two months?
    Do any hitters need line up protection?
    Do you believe they can split the series with Baltimore?

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Cabrera needs rest. The Mets are doing him no favors playing him everyday on injured legs.

      As for splitting the series, I don’t know what to think. After all, the Orioles first have Bundy going.

  2. Blu2MileHigh says:

    Give the Wilpn/Katz regime credit.
    They have believers from their fans.
    25,342 came thru the gates tonight (AL shows paid – NL shows the actual who came).
    Correct me but is that like 60-63% full at Citifield tonight.
    In this weather?
    Can you imagine if they were in second or third place the stadium would be 80% full on a Tuesday evening!

    So the victory was that the fans are believers!

    1. metsdaddy says:

      I guess that’s one way to look at it

      1. Five Tool Ownership says:

        I have been to a few games this year where I saw no more than 15,000 fans yet attendance on MLB.com said as high as 32,000.

        They are reporting sales.
        The 17,000 fans did not brave the cold and thus 15,000.

        So each game there may be no shows and the fan who estimates crowd size at the game can look up the attendance listed at MLB.com and estimate no shows.

        So if the Mets reported 25,000 last night and someone attending saw 12,000 one can figure out there were 13,000 no shows.

        1. metsdaddy says:

          It doesn’t matter if they were braving cold and rain or if it was sunshine, point is people went home without a promotion under the purported statement the team was out of Gnomes.

          They weren’t.

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