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Mets Deep Sixed By The Braves

Things got interesting for the Mets in the sixth inning. Very interesting.

After five shutout innings, the Braves pulled Mike Foltynewicz in favor of LHP Jesse Biddle. The Mets got to work with Todd Frazierearning a one out walk. The ensuing batter, Brandon Nimmo, stuck out his elbow, and he was hit by a pitch.

Except, he wasn’t awarded a base because the home plate umpire Stu Scheurwater ruled Nimmo didn’t try to get out of the way of that pitch. Upon review, he was correct.

That didn’t stop Mickey Callawayfrom going absolutely ballistic leading to his first ejection in his managerial career.

With Dansby Swanson unable to get a hold of an Asdrubal Cabrera grounder the bases were loaded for Jay Bruce, who actually delivered by hitting a ground rule double to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.

In case you were wondering whether this was going to be an offensive breakout, don’t.

Devin Mesoracoripped a ball right at Braves third baseman Johan Camargo, who tagged out the lead footed Cabrera, who was standing next to the bag, before throwing to first to complete the double play.

Considering how Mets starting pitchers haven’t had leads for nearly a week (with the exception of Sunday), you could almost understand Zach Wheelerseemingly not knowing how to handle the situation.

Wheeler’s first pitch in the bottom of the sixth was hit by Freddie Freeman for a game tying solo homer.

What was odd after that was even after Tyler Flowersbarely beat the throw on what was almost a double play grounder, Bruce would nail him at third on a Camargo single. On the play, Frazier fielded the throw and dove back to tag Flowers out.

In a what was impressive base running, Camargo moved to second on the Flowers gaffe.

With two outs and a runner at second, Wheeler couldn’t get out of the inning. Like most of the night, it was a soft single which did him in.

The go-ahead Ender Inciartesingle was blooped just past Amed Rosario‘s outstretched glove leaving Brandon Nimmono shot to get Camargo at home.

Now, before reflecting on the final score and Wheeler’s final line, consider this – the Mets should have gotten out of that inning down 3-2.

Inciarte took off for second, and Mesoraco made a perfect throw to second. Only problem was Cabrera flat out dropped the ball. What appeared to be a gassed Wheeler walked the next two batters.

Gary Disarcina finally went to Paul Sewald, who had been standing around for quite some time.

What is odd was with the pitcher’s spot due up third that inning, Disarcina didn’t bother double switching Sewald into the game. Considering it was a one run game, at a minimum, it was a curious decision.

It wound up not mattering as Sewald surrendered a grand slam to Ozzie Albies. With the Mets down 7-2, Sewald hit for himself in the top of the seventh because at that point, why not?

Sewald allowed another run in the seventh to make it an 8-2 game. That was the final score of a game the Mets had a lead and were in decent position of winning. Things are getting real bad.

Game Notes: The Mets have scored 14 runs in nine games this month.

4 thoughts on “Mets Deep Sixed By The Braves”

  1. Five Tool Ownership says:

    Ozzie Albies or not!!!!!!!

    HIGH SCHOOL … LET ALONE EIGHT GRADE WHIFFLE BALL GAMES on a suburban driveway…..

    YOU NEVER GO TO THE SAME PLACE THREE CONSECUTIVE TIMES
    YOU NEVER GO THERE WITH AN AVERAGE to Above Average or even a plus pitch or even a 90-91 FB with nice movement…
    Even with a swing and miss K pitcher…
    YOU NEVER GO IN AN AREA WHERE SIX INCHES IN ANY DIRECTION OF YOUR ASPIRED TO PERFECT LOCATION IS HIS WHEELHOUSE.

    YOU NEVER THROW IT THREE TIMES!

    Sheer lunacy?
    Sheer incompetence?
    Sheer stupidity?
    Intentional ignorance?
    Horrid pitching leadership?
    Poor training?

    THIS RESULT WAS PREDICTABLE AND WAS NOT ANYTHING CLOSE TO A MELTDOWN

    This is fifth grade whiffle ball…

    Do not agree go back to those three pitches, the third, the Grand Slam

  2. Blu2MileHigh says:

    Who the hell is managing Paul Sewald’s pitch sequences!!!!!
    This really is crap
    Wheeler has to watch this crap?

    1. metsdaddy says:

      We all do

    2. Five Tool Ownership says:

      This was right after Ron Darling was observing that the probability of Mike Foltynewicz throwing tne same exact pitch three times in a row was so low….

      Darling said and he implied that a pitcher can not take that chance.

      Re watch the game, listen to Darling and then watch these three pitches….

      Seriously — this was not the first time with Sewald.

      He obviously was pitching way inside, by Eiland and Callaway’s direction and if they are not addressing it, if they are allowing Sewald to shake off the catcher etc…. and games are imploding over one pitch then there is potentially, in theory a serious issue with the manager.

      If we are demoralized what about the starting pitchers?
      Four days rest, getting geared up to the start, studying the players, warmups and 99 pitches and some 5th grade whiffle ball 150 second sequence just devastates everyone?

      It could have stayed a close game…

      No wonder that Miami is only five games back, SD improving, Reds are on the uptick.

      BTW, They published team hitting stats yesterday.

      Did you see the Mets home hitting stats….?

      You have to see it to believe it…

      These starters have now everything seemingly working against them…

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