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METS – Must End The Season

Maybe, it’s too soon to say this Mets team is bad. However, it’s extremely disconcerting when a Marcell Ozuna two run homer off Michael Wacha in the first essentially ends the game.

That’s not just because it would prove to be the winning runs in this ugly 7-1 loss, it’s also because that homer created that feel, especially after last night’s disaster.

The Braves scored five runs over the first two innings, and Touki Toussaint dominated the Mets over his four innings.

If you’re looking for positives, they were limited but there.

Brandon Nimmo extended his on base streak to 24 games, and he scored the Mets only run. Michael Conforto had a two hit game as did Robinson Cano, who is red hot right now. Dominic Smith reached safely twice.

Franklyn Kilome made his MLB debut, and he acquitted himself well. He did allow two runs over four, but he also struck out five without allowing a walk. This is a strong performance for him to build upon.

Still, this was another poor performance by a poorly constructed team. We are all rightfully counting the days until the team is sold, and presumably, Brodie Van Wagenen is fired.

Beyond that, why is anyone even playing? The Marlins had a COVID19 outbreak. The Cardinals appear on the verge of one. This has led Lorenzo Cain to be the first player to opt out since the season started.

Overall, there were five games postponed today. At the moment, MLB says they won’t quit on the season. They may soon have no choice. When that happens, we won’t get any more dreadful nights like this.

Game Notes: The Mets offseason pitching acquisitions (Wacha, Rick Porcello, and Dellin Betances) have a combined 10.57 ERA.

7 thoughts on “METS – Must End The Season”

  1. Oldbackstop says:

    Dominic Smith reached base safely twice? He got hit once, walked once, struck out twice, and absolutely clown carred a ball over his head early on. He is now headed toward the Mendoza line with BA.

    He is NOT an option in left. JD makes that catch, and with a few EHs off his bat the game could have turned out differently.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      JD literally couldn’t catch a ball which landed in his mitt.

  2. Oldbackstop says:

    That aside….I agree this season has become a dangerous debacle and should end. Manfred today, bizarrely, said”I’m not a quitter!” When asked. Great…

    1. Oldbackstop says:

      You k ow…I haven’t heard this in listening to all the coverage, and you are the only insider analysis know with secretMets sources, but…

      Could Yo-C have been triggered by the Hamilton traded. That came out about 9 am or so. He was a no-show on the bus an hour later.

      Hamilton, of course, hasn’t been much of a force lately, but he will look pretty good on second base in the 10th inning. When he starts in center, that leaves Nimmo, JD and Dom for LF and DH ( well, a lot of people maybe for DH).

      Rojas says he had told Yo yesterday that he expected him to handle some LF and others were going to get starts at DH. Various reports say that Yo had pitched some fits about playing every day due to his performance clauses.

      I’m just interested in whether Yo-C heard about Hamilton and was triggered by that. MD….you are our only chance !!!!

      Anyway…good riddance. He is headed to 35 with 3 unproductive years. Maybe some politically incorrect team will change their name to the Jerks and sign him.

      1. metsdaddy says:

        If I wanted a troll, I’d buy one of those cheap ones online

        1. Oldbackstop says:

          Like your 1978 style blog? Lolololol…

          1. metsdaddy says:

            Rimshot

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