Surely, a visit from the Baltimore Orioles would get the Mets out of their funk?
Quite the opposite actually. Even though they were facing Alex Cobb, who came into the game with an ERA of 6.80, the Mets managed just 3 hits. AGAIN. Yup. For the second game in a row, the Mets were only able to record 3 hits.
Don’t even know what to say anymore. Orioles snapped a 7 game losing streak by beating the Mets. Alex Cobb struck out 7 Mets over 6 innings, holding them to just 2 hits. The Mets have scored just 2 runs over their last 33 innings of play. Yikes.
What makes this game really odd is the the Mets wound up wasting a good start from Jason Vargas. After 5 solid innings from Vargas, Lugo pitched 3 scoreless innings. We also saw the return of Anthony Swarzak who walked a batter and struck out a batter in the 9th.
The bullpen kept Baltimore off the scoreboard, but the Mets could not find a way to capitalize. They threatened in the 8th, but Asdrubal Cabrera hit into an inning ending double play. Cabrera is now 1 for his last 25.
Yes. It’s only June, but it’s getting late quick. Mets are now 4 games under .500.
At least some of the reinforcements are starting to return. Todd Frazier was back in the lineup, and Anthony Swarzak was back in the bullpen. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting and about to start some running and fielding drills. We have no information other than that, as Cespedes refuses to speak to the media. I’m going to go out on a limb and say he’ll be rushed back for the Subway Series.