Updated: Aug 16, 2021
The Mets got spanked at Citi Field last night.
It was not worth staying up the extra half hour to see them get closed down like that.
There's no way we can talk about pitching being an issue for the New York Mets.
Well except for last night, which looked like batting practice for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Mets Carlos Carrasco at the helm, 2 innings, 6 ER, 3 home runs given up. But he's working his way back from injury.
Flashback to Saturday, Taijuan Walker pitched masterfully. Taking a no hitter into the 7th inning. It looked like he was thinking about all of the zeroes on the board going into the 7th though. Tai seemed a bit anxious and the Met killer White Will Smith, WWS, made him pay, with a blast over the left center field fence.
Still, 6.2 innings pitched 1 ER and 8 strikeouts going to waste.
WWS is wanted for the attempted murder of the 2021 New York Mets. The bludgeoning took place over a 3 day stretch at Citi Field located in the Flushing Queens area of NY.
Will batted for .333 avg, 3 homeruns and 7 RBIs. Apparently he struck out twice but who is going to remember that when your seeing nothing but thick wood smacking you around.
Jeurys Famalia blew another save. He is Armando Benitez 2.0. A fellow Dominicano who pitches with high heat and can't close the deal.
No way the Mets have him as closer next year.
Aaron Loup, 0.97 WHIP and a 1.18 era, has pitched amazingly, and was not used on Friday to pitch against WWS.
Loup has a 1.80 era vs righties and a 0.50 era vs lefties.
Nice difference between the two but not a great one. At this point as a fan, no way we would be upset if Luis Rojas tested that 1.80 era on WWS. No Way!
Yes, hitting is the issue for the Mets. Even without DeGrom, this series was absolutely winnable.
On Friday the first game of the series, bottom of the 9th, 2 outs, game tied 2-2 and Polar Pete Alonso, melted in the face of Kenley Jansen heat. Wow!
Jansen threw 2 sinkers at 94 mph and an inside cut fastball at 95 that looked even faster the way Alonso spun around the batters box.
Pete looked like he either couldn't keep up or he was guessing that Jansen wouldn't challenge him.
With Mets hitters and Coach all looking like they're guessing it's easy to give up hope on the season for the Mets.
At the very least Fransisco Lindor is looking healthy. Let's see what he does in the face of competition and explore what kind of an infield tandem is possible with his buddy Javier Báez.