Last night was a brutal loss.
After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning, the Mets had a 8-2 lead, and than a 10-5 lead.
They lost the game 11-10.
Rick Porcello actually left the game with the lead, but wouldn’t have qualified for the win as he couldn’t make it through the fifth inning.
Enter the Mets bullpen. Paul Sewald gave up a run. Chasen Shreve gave up a run. Dellin Betances was charged with 4 runs.
Old friend, Travis D’Arnaud doubled off Seth Lugo scoring 3 runs.
And that, my friends, is how you give a game away.
In 2020, the Met relief pitchers have pitched 33 innings. They’ve allowed 7 home runs and given up 27 runs. The bullpen, which Brodie said could be the best in baseball has a 7.09 ERA.
The Mets have surrendered late leads in 3 of their 5 losses this season.
Rather than sing the same old song we’ve been belting out since 2017, let’s look at some positives.
- Robinson Canó is hitting .360 after a 3-4 night, which included his first 2020 home run.
- Brandon Nimmo, dating back to last season, has reached base safely in 23 straight games. He’s picked up where he left off in 2019 after returning from injury.
- Marcus Stroman pitched 4 innings in a simulated game and is making his way back to the rotation.
- J.D Davis proves that he is a professional hitter on a daily basis. (He should not play in the Outfield, but hey, we are talking positives here!)
- Another two hits from Andres Gimenez. He’s been thrown into the fire, and has shown he belongs so far.
- The Mets scored ten times last night. Say what you want about this team, but the fact that they have a good deep lineup can’t be disputed. Maybe, just maybe, they are starting to click.
- deGrom. Matz has been solid too.
- Jeurys Familia has looked dominant his last few outings.
- Drew Smith has yet to surrender a run this season.
Finally, the Mets are selling the team!
And, honestly, what’s better than that?