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Bet Mets Wish They Didn’t Force Getting This One In

The Mets have a big Noah Syndergaard Game of Thrones Bobblehead on Saturday, so they were playing tonight even if it meant starting the game at 10:00, or in this case 9:52.

It didn’t matter Jacob deGrom was making the start after coming off the Injured List. It didn’t matter Juan Lagares suffered a severe injury in similarly poor field conditions last year. The Mets just had to play this game.

To that extent, the Mets organization suffered the loss they so richly deserved.

The tone was set with Lorenzo Cain robbing Todd Frazier of a homer in the second inning.

In the ensuing inning, the Brewers put up a five spot against deGrom. Basically, while deGrom was able to navigate out of trouble in the first and second, the dam burst in the third.

His final line was an unsightly 4.0 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 7 K. It’s almost like it’s a terrible idea to have a pitcher who is coming off an injury and hasn’t pitched in nearly two weeks sit around and mess up his routine to get in the game.

If there was any hope of a comeback, Corey Oswalt would dash them. In the fifth, he’d allow four runs to put the game completely out of reach.

By the time this was written, Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez are going through staff Instagrams to discuss their offseason vacations. In essence, they’ve stopped feigning interest in this 9-2 game, which should not have been played today.

Game Notes: Jacob Rhame is appealing his suspension but will do so in the minors. Both he and Luis Guillorme were sent down to make room for deGrom and Oswalt on the roster.

6 thoughts on “Bet Mets Wish They Didn’t Force Getting This One In”

  1. OldBackstop says:

    Guess which Mets pitcher has allowed the least runs in his last ten starts?

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Say right here and now you’d rather have Vargas pitch than deGrom.

      1. OldBackstop says:

        Lol….maybe not, but the people howling that they are the worst and best pitcher in baseball, worthy of $137 million on the one hand and summary dismissal on the other, have a pretty decent sample to befuddle them now. The elite are getting k ocked out in the first, leaving after four, and putting up crooked numbers. Vargas has given up 16 runs in his last ten starts…you would wish more were longer, but that wasn’t always his fault.

        My fear, and I hollered it before we committed megabucks, is that Jake’s thrice injured elbow would slow him as he moved into his 30s. I hope that isnt what Im seeing now.

        And it would not surprise me in the least if his pal Brodie is less than forthcoming on the issue.

        1. metsdaddy says:

          So in your book, Vargas good, deGrom a problem.

          Got it.

          1. OldBackstop says:

            Lol….That’s what you got from what I just wrote? Did you miss both Logic and Debate class in college?

          2. metsdaddy says:

            No, that’s been your opinion all along. Don’t backtrack now.

            Also, I’d note there’s no such class as Logic and Debate.

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