Sometimes it is painful to be a baseball fan. Especially, when things aren’t going your team’s way.
A four game sweep makes the cut that much deeper. Unfortunately, that’s where we now sit as the Marlins swept the Mets.
Here’s a few key events from today’s game:
The Mets had a brutal third inning in the field in which they allowed the Marlins to score six runs.
Jon Niese injured his right hamstring (in the brutal third inning). You guessed it, the same hamstring he injured last year.
I have to believe he is going to miss some extended time. Anytime it’s the hamstring, it is going to be a long road to rehab. Just ask Ryota Igarashi.
This latest injury will more than likely place the Mets’ third best pitcher on the DL.
David Wright had a rough game in the field today.
It all started in the brutal third inning (Are you catching on to the theme?). He flat out missed a throw from Jon Niese on a sacrifice bunt by Ricky Nolasco.
Nolasco bunted the ball straight back to the mound at Niese who went to Wright with it. It looked like he was thinking about trying to double off Nolasco at first and he took his eye off of the throw.
Wright also tried a fancy ole attempt on a Cody Ross chopper that allowed a run to score. It wasn’t exactly an easy chance but I can’t figure out why he just didn’t get in front of it and knock it down. He had plenty of time.
There were a couple of times when the Fox Sports cameras zoomed in on Wright as the Mets were imploding.
I really am starting to feel for him. It is evident he is giving everything he has. He still appears like he is trying to carry the entire team on his back by hitting six run home runs and making the impossible plays in the field.
I wish someone would sit him down and convince him to stop trying to play outside of himself. He can’t control every aspect of the game.
The Mets fought once again.
They were able to come up with six unanswered runs after finding themselves down 7-0.
They plated three runs in the sixth and three runs in the seventh. I started to believe that they had a chance. Unfortunately, it wasn’t in the cards.
Fernando Nieve is either spent, or is coming back down to earth.
Nieve let the Marlins come up with three runs of their own in the bottom of the seventh. He walked a runner, allowed an infield hit, and then gave up a three run bomb to pinch hitter, Chris Coghlan.
One of these days, it will be nice to see a pinch hit three run home run for the Mets.
Coghlan’s bomb pretty much sealed the game. The Mets were able to score a run in the eighth and the ninth.
Good Riddance Miami!
The Mets can’t get out of South Florida fast enough. I hope the change of scenery in Atlanta will do them well.