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Mets Didn’t Pitch, Field, Hit, Or Win

A day after an inexplicable loss, Amed Rosario and Wilson Ramos were really the only position player to show up.

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.

4 thoughts on “Mets Didn’t Pitch, Field, Hit, Or Win”

  1. Gothamist says:

    Ranked mostly st #27-#30, sometimes as #24th best outfielder in MLB we may not have a Wondelic Wonder who ever guesses a curve for a strike or fastball on the first pitch but we have a star in Mike Conforto.

    I never knew a playoff team that had a #3 hitter who could not just hit a single up the middle when the team was trailing by six runs in the ninth.

    Yep, a star since Mike smacked two home runs, scored two runs and drove in four runs in only five games against the Royals in the World Series hitting sixth or seventh. Impressive!

    Perhaps Mike with his long swing and totally useless arm in right field can also be a star for a playoff team yet as a DH hitting fifth or sixth.

    Speaking of playoff teams, most have two arms in the outfield that can throw out a runner or at least throw the ball on line.

    Finally, not only do playoff teams sometimes have young up and coming starters a year away to fill in during injuries to the bull pen (Wainright) or to use big time at the end of their first If not last AAA season’s:

    But playoff teams have relievers not only with good stuff but relievers who pitch with their bad stuff (as Metsdaddy preaches) but playoff team bullpens have relievers who not only hit the catcher’s glove, they do it very consistently, they almost never throw strikes down the middle with men on base and when they waste a pitch it goes to the batter’s weakness, the same area there just was a strike and the WASTE PITCH is TEMPTING and not a complete waste unless the pitch was intended to change eye level, change speeds, use the same delivery for a different pitch or that the waste pitch was three inches off th3 plate, off the hot zone and tempting to swing out or a pitch that could not be taken.

    So…

    Outfield arms and relievers as a reference : I say this is garbage time!!

    1. metsdaddy says:

      To get this straight, you find Conforto overrated and Vargas to be good.

      Wow.

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