Mets Lose But Are A Day Closer To Steve Cohen

Look, Rick Porcello wasn’t as bad as his final line indicated. For example, it wasn’t entirely his fault J.D. Davis threw the ball and his glove in the air on an Alec Bohm grounder.

Then again, it was Porcello who allowed the ensuing batter Didi Gregorius to hit a massive two run homer with two outs in the fifth.

In total, Porcello allowed four runs over six, and he pitched well enough to win, especially in that ballpark. The problem was the Mets offense continued to get in its own way. The only run was a Brandon Nimmo homer off Jake Arrieta.

The Mets were 0-for-6 with RISP leaving 12 runners on base. Both Davis and Wilson Ramos hit crippling double plays.

In the sixth, Ramos came up as the go-ahead run. He was facing JoJo Romero who had to enter the game after Arrieta hurt his groin when he plunked Andres Gimenez. Ramos would hit into an inning ending double play.

In the ensuing inning, Nimmo led off the inning with a single, but it didn’t matter as he was erased on a Davis double play.

Obviously, it was more than just that. For example, in the eighth Dominic Smith might’ve scored on a Gimenez grounder, but Jeff McNeil was tagged out by Jean Segura for the final out of the inning.

It was a bad job of base running by McNeil. It wasn’t a force play, and the play was right in front of him. Even with Smith busting it home, he couldn’t score.

In the end, the Mets lost 4-1. They’re now six games under .500, and they’re further out of the postseason picture.

But don’t worry, Steve Cohen is buying the Mets, and the GM should be gone soon. Things should be much better next year.

4 Replies to “Mets Lose But Are A Day Closer To Steve Cohen”

  1. David Klein says:

    Girardi aggressively pinch hit while Rojas stuck with his unproductive vet and got burned. I’m not blaming Rojas for the lineup that’s on Brodie but Davis, who has been a singles hitter and extremely ground ball heavy hitting third while McNeil’s hitting seventh is ridiculous. McNeil is great but the only crimp in his game is his terrible baserunning and it cost them tonight. Porcello throws among the most mashable pitches in baseball and him throwing his fastball with two strikes so much is a big reason why. Chilli, Brodie and Rojas badly need to go.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      I still think there’s hope for Rojas. He’s hamstrung by the texting GM. I want to see how he performs with a regular offseason and Spring Training and with an ability to better do his job.

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