What Do You Think Happened In The Latest DeGrom Start? -June 13, 2018-

Believe me. I don’t like posting pictures of Jacob deGrom looking frustrated, followed by stats illustrating the Mets’ futility.

Here are some stats.

The Mets have lost 10 of their last 11 games. They have lost 17 of their last 21.

In their last 11 games, they have 47 hits. In those 11 games, they have scored 15 runs!

Jacob deGrom has a 1.16 ERA in his last 11 starts. The Mets have won TWO of those games.

The Mets 2-8 record in deGrom’s last 10 starts in which he has pitched to a 0.87 ERA is the fewest wins by a team in a 10-start span by a pitcher with that low an ERA since earned runs became official in both leagues starting in 1913.

Jacob deGrom will be the first pitcher since Randy Johnson of the 1999 Diamondbacks to make 5 straight starts of 7+ IP giving up less than 2 earned runs, only to see his team lose each one.

Here are the Mets RBI leaders for the month of June.

Frazier- 3
Nimmo- 3
Gonzalez- 2
Bruce- 2
Cabrera- 2
Bautista- 1
Conforto- 1

In the bottom of the 4th, Dansby Swanson doubled off deGrom. Freddie Freeman singled him home to give the Braves a 1-0 lead.

Guess what? That’s all the Braves needed! Rookie pitcher Mike Soroka, who was making his first start in a month, no-hit the Mets through the first six innings.

The Mets were shutout and managed only 2 hits. So during their two-game sweep at the hands of the Braves they scored 2 runs on 5 hits!

Mickey Callaway in his infinite wisdom, took deGrom out after 86 pitches. He inserted Jerry Blevins in to pitch the 8th inning. I guess he forgot Freddie Freeman was due up, who is 12-23 off Blevins in his career. Wanna guess what happened? If you answered Freddie Freeman would hit a solo homerun, extending the lead to 2-0, you’d be correct.

In the top of the 9th, Asdrubal Cabrera led off by flying out to right. Michael Conforto drew a walk, which brought Todd Frazier to the plate as the tying run.

Frazier struck out looking, on a ball that was a foot outside. Nothing is going right for this team. Brandon Nimmo followed with a double, advancing Conforto to third. Jay Bruce stepped to the plate, with the tying runs in scoring position.

Bruce popped up weakly behind second base, and the game was over.

Right after the game, it was reported that Jay Bruce was dealing with a sore back. Actually, the exact location was his “upper-butt” area.

Hey, Jay. Mickey? Maybe we can take that information into account before sending him to the plate with the game on the line? Then again.. Who could you send up in his place? Jose Reyes?

Disgusting. Absolutely atrocious. The Mets are now just 2 games ahead of the Miami Marlins in the standings. They did make history though.

The Mets are the first team in modern history to score fewer than 15 runs during an 11-game stretch, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

After the game, the Mets made a roster move. They claimed reliever Chris Beck off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

Great! Another guy off the scrap heap. He couldn’t quite hack it for the White Sox who are TANKING this season, why don’t we sign him! Unbelievable!

What about Drew Smith? Remember him? The guy we traded Lucas Duda for? You know, the one who is actually pitching well in Las Vegas? Yeah, Las Vegas, the place we got exiled to after our last Triple A location couldn’t stand the Wilpons for another second.

I can’t wrap my head around this roster construction. Actually, at this point, it’s better just to laugh. Jose Bautista was playing second base yesterday!

Oh. By the way. Steven Matz was pushed back because of a blister. Jason Vargas will pitch tonight in Arizona.

Let’s go Mets!

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