Mets lose 2-0 despite Colon’s masterful start
“God almighty, this has just been awful baseball.” – Keith Hernandez
The Mets (40-39) lost 2-0 in extra innings despite seven stellar innings from Bartolo Colon.
The only major threat any team has posed happened in the second inning. The Mets had the bases loaded and only one out. But, their offensive woes continued and they stranded all three runners on base after a pop out and a fly out.
After that threat, both teams didn’t really do much.
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Bartolo Colon calmly pitched seven shutout innings, but was mirrored by Jon Lester, who also pitched seven scoreless innings.
In the bottom of the eighth, the Mets had a golden opportunity to score a run when they had Daniel Murphy on second and Ruben Tejada on third. Darrell Ceciliani came up to bat and squared down for a suicide squeeze.
Except, Ceciliani missed, Tejada got caught in between third and home and Murphy advanced to third. Tejada ran past third base, while the catcher Montero tagged both runners while Murphy was on third.
The rule book shows that both runners should be out, but after an umpire congregation, they called Murphy safe and Tejada out, allowing the Mets to continue the innings.
With Ceciliani still at the plate, he struck out. Of course.
Meanwhile, the threatened, much like the Mets, with runners on second and third, but Jeurys Familia induced a shallow fly out and a ground out to escape the inning unharmed.
Fast forward to the top of the eleventh, a tailor-made double play was unturned by the Mets after Wilmer Flores blew the throw to first. With a runner on first and one out, Kris Bryant singled putting runners on first and second.
The Mets almost escaped the inning unscathed after Bryant was hung up between second and third after the runner on third, Anthony Rizzo, was held up by the third base coach.
But, like all #LOLMETS moments, the Cubs were able to drive in a run thanks to an infield single.
The Cubs added an insurance run immediately after ballooning the lead to 2-0, sealing the victory for them.
- For the first time in 28 games, Bartolo Colon exited a game without a decision. He finished the evening tossing seven innings, striking out eight, while walking one and allowing three hits.
- Lucas Duda is lost. Very lost. Duda’s batting average has plummeted below .260 after starting June off with a .298 average.
- The Mets offense? They didn’t do much either. Their team LOB? Eight. They also haven’t scored a run in this series.
I feel like every time I recap a Mets game, I end up writing about the same thing: OFFENSE.
Mets starting pitchers have been wonderful over the past few games and their record do not reflect any of it. Aside from Curtis Granderson, the team’s offense has been downright pitiful.
I understand the whole thought process of believing in your players and hoping they right their own ship, but my goodness they are in desperate need for some runs.
Send help, ASAP.
Jacob deGrom takes the mound in the finale of the series against Jake Arrieta. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m.