No Relief In Sight

The Mets picked up last night’s suspended game today. The Mets didn’t score in the ninth, so the game went into extra innings.

Mickey Callaway stuck with Edwin Diaz. Diaz had blown the game in the ninth, but that happened last night. Despite fans consternation, it was the right move because Diaz was the best pitcher available.

Of course, with this being the Mets, it didn’t work out.

Diaz allowed a leadoff single to Yairo Munoz, and he presented no impediment to Munoz stealing second. After a groundout, he was on third outing him in position to score on a Paul DeJong RBI single.

The Cardinals won 5-4, and it would not be the last time DeJong and the Mets bullpen would be heard from tonight.

After a tough three run fifth, Steven Matz appeared to be headed for his fifth loss of the year. His fifth inning homer pulled the Mets to within two. The seventh inning rally got Matz off the hook and gave the Mets the lead.

After loading the bases with no outs, the first run scored when Kolten Wong robbed Pete Alonso of a hit, but he then threw it too low for DeJong. Everyone was safe, and the Mets pulled within one.

After Dominic Smith struck out and Todd Frazier hit a fielder’s choice with Matt Carpenter getting the runner at home, Wilson Ramos delivered a huge two out two RBI hit to give the Mets a 5-4 lead.

It didn’t matter.

Jeurys Familia immediately gave up the game tying homer to DeJong. With another blown save for him and the Mets in the books, the Mets have a Major League worst 16 blown saves.

It got worse for Familia as the Cardinals continued to hit him hard, and eventually, they’d take the lead on a three run Dexter Fowler homer. It was the second time in his career Familia allowed two homers in a game. Both times happened this year.

Not to be outdone, Hector Santiago took over in the ninth, and he allowed s homer to Wong. The final score would be 9-5.

Instead of being at .500 or a game over, the Mets are back to three under. This is a team who can’t get out of their own way, and a large part of it is because Brodie Van Wagenen did a bad job and continues to do a bad job.

Game Notes: As pointed out by Zach Braziller of the N.Y. Post, Mets pitchers have five homers, and Mets center fielders have six.

7 Replies to “No Relief In Sight”

  1. Gothamist says:

    I do not give s fvck but five reasons for not inserting Dom Smith in the cleanup spot.
    A… the ump was a high strike ump
    B… Dom has been a spray, singles hitter with sporadic hitting for power yet power not the focus
    C… how do you take a guy developing confidence gradually, getting few starts until recently, out of position where dee is not “mindless”, potentially in trade talks where you might be seeking high value or alternatively not getting your deal thus putting him on the bench when Nimmo returns…. then put him in big loss possibility situation here by inserting him in cleanup…. where if he fails while looking overmatched on more than one ABATS, for he gets behind due to high strikes and you do not put him back there at cleanup soon in fear he loses his confidence further …. where does Smith get back on the horse now with now this inopportune doubt?
    D… PoncedeLeon was already wild…. so high probability, patient Smith gets a few walks
    E… Get a guy with discipline, relaxed experience in Frazier and forget the matchup for the lefty hitter…

    Very fvcked up!!

    1. metsdaddy says:

      This was just bizarre ranting with a lot of false information

      1. Saul’s Colorist says:

        You are a simpleton. Plus
        Only you can point out the flaws with Callaway.

        1. metsdaddy says:

          If you are going to call someone a simpleton, you probably shouldn’t just throw out a random “Plus” in the middle of your comment.

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