After a sweep of the Diamondbacks, the Mets looked to keep the good times rolling against the Marlins.
Not so fast. The Mets would go on to lose 2 out of 3 to the awful Marlins, and it’s now apparent they simply happened to catch Arizona at the right time.
Imagine scoring just 4 runs over a 3 game series against the Miami Marlins? Well, that’s exactly what just happened.
The good news? Jacob deGrom was dominant again. Over 7 innings, he kept the Marlins scoreless on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 8, lowering his ERA to a NL best 1.54.
The bad news? The Mets scored one run, again. Their tally came on a Brandon Nimmo solo homerun. Jeurys Familia gave up 2 runs in the 9th, blowing the win for Jacob deGrom. Since 2014, Jacob deGrom has 21 such “blown wins.” Easily the most in baseball.
Before A.J Ramos gave up the two run homerun in the second game of the series, the Mets bullpen had thrown 13 scoreless innings. The starting pitching has been good, aside from a shaky start from Steven Matz on Saturday.
Familia has been good this year. He was simply just bad last night. But, honestly? Why is Jeurys Familia protecting a 1-0 lead against the Miami Marlins?
4 runs the entire series? Against the Miami Marlins? Caleb Smith and Dan Straily hold you to 1 run on back-to-back nights?
Disgusting. Let’s look ahead to Milwaukee before I go on a rant. Steven Matz will get the start against Zach Davies. 4 in Milwaukee then 3 in Atlanta. Mets better hit because these two teams sure can.
Sorry for the abbreviated recap, but honestly what is there to say? Mets are picking up old players off the scrap heap and got shut down by one of the worst pitching staffs in baseball.
DeGrom is something special though, isn’t he?