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Bad Mets Team Loses To Marlins

The New York Mets were up 2-0 due to the genius of Javier Báez and Marcus Stroman. It was really just the two of them.

Báez created a run with his hustle and base running in the first, and then he homered in the third. He really accounted for all of the Mets runs.

Through the first five, Stroman allowed just one hit. In the sixth, he got himself into trouble putting the first two on base, but he limited the damage to one run.

Through six-and-a-half innings, the Mets led 2-1. Luis Rojas stuck with his big game pitcher in the seventh. Sadly, the team failed the pitcher and manager (again).

After a Sandy Leon one out infield single, Rojas went to Brad Hand. You could argue it should’ve been someone else, but this bullpen is getting increasingly spent.

Hand looked like the pitcher the Toronto Blue Jays released as he struggled to find the zone. Still, he limited the Marlins to just infield singles.

The bigger problem was Hand threw a ball he had no business throwing. He tried to get the speedy Lewis Brinson. Instead of eating it and leaving the bases loaded, his throwing error allowed Isan Diaz to score.

Of course, the Mets would find a way to compound that frustrating inning. After Pete Alonso tripled to lead-off the eighth, he would be left stranded there.

Báez and J.D. Davis grounded out to the drawn-in infield. After Michael Conforto was intentionally walked, Jeff McNeil grounded out to end the inning.

Parenthetically, there was criticisms of Rojas not allowing Davis to face Anthony Bender in last night’s loss. Rojas’ assessment that Bender”s velocity and slider was a bad match-up for Davis proved correct.

In the bottom of the inning, Jazz Chisholm went upper deck against Jeurys Familia to give the Marlins a 3-2 lead. After the Mets went down 1-2-3 in the ninth, that was the final score.

Long story short, this was just the latest in inexcusable losses, and if not for the other competition faltering, it would’ve proved to be a death knell for the Mets. Whatever the case, this is a highly flawed team who is going nowhere.

4 thoughts on “Bad Mets Team Loses To Marlins”

  1. Ron says:

    This team needs a complete tear-down …… they are unwatchable.

    Does anyone have the 2021 stats on how the Mets have performed with scoring runners from 3b with less than 2 outs? I cannot find that stat anywhere on the internet but my eyes tell me the results are putrid.

    JD Davis, in particular, is awful. I believe he’s had about 15 such chances and not converted on one. Would love it if someone has those stats …. both for Davis and the Mets overall.

    1. John says:

      Ron,
      I think this is best breakdown that you are looking for Ron –
      https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/split.cgi?t=b&team=NYM&year=2021
      They sometimes take a day or so to update.
      MD – great as always.

      1. Ron says:

        Thank You John.

      2. metsdaddy says:

        Thank you

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