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Rockies Just Turned Another Double Play

There’s shooting yourself in the foot, and then there is doing what the Mets did against the Rockies today.

Somehow, the Mets grounded into five . . . FIVE! . . . double plays.

Each one of them were brutal.

In the second, after the Rockies turned a 1-0 Mets lead (Todd Frazier first inning solo home run) into a 3-1 Rockies lead, Jose Bautista earned a leadoff walk against Rockies starter Kyle Freeland.

Bautista would be erased when Kevin Plawecki grounded into a 6-4-3 double play.

In the third, after Brandon Nimmo hit an RBI single to pull the Mets within 5-2, Frazier would hit into the inning ending 5-4-3 double play.

In the sixth, Michael Conforto led off the inning with a single. He would be immediately erased when Wilmer Flores hit into a 5-4-3 double play.

In the seventh, Jose Reyes, who for some inexplicable reason started a second straight game, was erased on an Amed Rosario 6-4-3 double play.

Speaking of Reyes, he can’t field and doesn’t know how to use sunglasses:

Finally in the eighth, after the Mets pulled themselves to within 6-3 on a Flores sacrifice fly, Devin Mesoraco hit into the inning ending 5-4-3 double play.

You combine all of these double plays with Steven Matz allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks in 5.2 innings, and you have all the makings of a 6-4 loss.

Game Notes: After another poor outing in this game, Paul Sewald was demoted to Triple-A. He is joined by Chris Flexen. In their stead Drew Smith and Kevin Kaczmarski will be called up.

6 thoughts on “Rockies Just Turned Another Double Play”

  1. Patrick OHara says:

    Every season the mets have a flawed roster. This year is no exception. But, astonishingly, this season is worse than any season since madoff. The wilpons inability to spend like a NY market has had exponential consequences for years. We got lucky in 2015. But, there was no ability to continue that from top to bottom. Everything about this organization (ruled authoritarily by the wilpons and their financial difficulties) is measured to financial windfalls and not about winning.
    Forget this season. And be prepared for the wilpons to dictate (again) how we have to spend money for them to spend money. Its pathetic

    1. Five Tool Ownership says:

      This will be for Jeff Wilpon’s kids. They have 67% of SNY, the development around Citifield, Citi bonds getting paid off, the eGames franchise, the 48% minority owners who have difficulty selling their individual 4% shares and thus never a concern to the Katz/Wilpons and Jeff Wilpon kids who can now control the Mets into year 2075 and finally they are now rolling over their cash into a new arena for the Isles.

    2. metsdaddy says:

      Calling 2015 lucky is . . . is . . . is . . . is probably right

  2. Five Tool Ownership says:

    The Dodgers finished their game in Chicago at 5pm Wednesday and flew into NYC a day early.

    But the Mets are home?

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Mets are home in a ballpark designed to honor the Dodgers

  3. Blu2MileHigh says:

    The Mets identity is Wilpon Katz’s karma.

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