Well…..shit. Opening up this home stand with a loss wasn’t exactly how I pictured things. That being said, I’m not ready to officially start worrying yet.
Tonight brought us yet another game that the Mets were in position to win. Chris Capuano provided a quality start. And despite Jose Reyes going 0 for 4 on the night, he and Justin Turner worked consecutive walks to represent the tying and winning runs in the ninth.
Unfortunately, Angels closer, Jordan Walden, struck out Carlos Beltran, Daniel Murphy, and Angel Pagan to shut the door.
Speaking of Walden. He is absolutely filthy. A 100 mph fastball combined with a devastating slider makes for quite the challenge for hitters. He seemed to be in big trouble against Reyes and Turner as his slider wasn’t working. Then all of sudden it became unhittable and Beltran,Murphy, and Pagan had no chance.
Losing tonight sets the Mets up for a Don’t Disappoint Game tomorrow. Time to get off the schneid guys.