Mets Didn’t Pitch, Field, Hit, Or Win
Rosario snapped an 0-for-14 streak with a first inning single. He was 3-for-4 on the day.
Wilson Ramos came up with the Mets down 3-0 in the second, and he hit a homer. On the day, he was 2-for-4 with the homer.
Aside from Rosario and Ramos, the Mets were 1-for-24 against 30 year old rookie start Merril Kelly. Kelly entered the game with a 4.83 ERA and a 1.508 WHIP. Batters hit .284/.347/.475 off of him.
Against the Mets, he pitched 7.2 innings allowing just one earned on six hits while striking out 10.
The only Mets player to get a hit other than Rosario and Ramos? Steven Matz.
Matz might’ve had a hit, but he wasn’t good on the mound. He surrendered homers to Ketel Marte and Eduardo Escobar before he recorded an out putting the Mets down 3-0. He did settle down and put up some zeroes, but he didn’t have it today.
Matz had two outs in the fifth, and the Diamondbacks rally started with an Escobar single. It was the first of four consecutive singles which plated two more runs.
Matz did pitch a scoreless sixth, but that’s still five earned over six. With the Mets apparently sending the bats back to Queens before the game, the 5-1 lead might has well been 500-1.
Looking at the game, the Mets didn’t pitch, field, or hit in what was a 7-1 loss. On the bright side, the Wilpons favorite team completed their sweep of the Phillies meaning the Mets actually gained ground in the division.
Game Notes: Dominic Smith was scratched from the starting lineup with a hyperextended finger.