Thursday, June 16, 2011

Well, It was Fun While It Lasted: Mets Back To Below .500

If there was a paper bag large enough, I'd be wearing it. 

The Mets lost on a walk-off balk to the Braves. They are now back to being one game below .500.

  • D.J. Carrasco balked, yes BALKED, in the winning run. Don't for a minute place all the blame for this loss on Carrasco alone. Francisco Rodriguez blew the game in the ninth, giving up a two run home run to Brooks Conrad. Then, with two outs in the tenth, Lucas Duda booted what would have been the final out of the inning.
  • R.A. Dickey was not good tonight. Dickey lasted just four innings, giving up six runs on six hits, while striking out four and walking three.
  • Jason Bay was 2-5 with an RBI and a run scored. Baby steps, Bay. Baby steps.
  • Another day, another triple for Jose Reyes. Reyes went 3-6 with a run scored. He also stole his 23rd base of the season.
  • Scott Hairston hit a three run homer in the sixth inning to tie the game.
  • It wasn't all bad for the bullpen. Manny Acosta, Pedro Beato, Tim Byrdak, and Jason Isringhausen were all perfect in relief.
Next up: The Mets welcome the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, of the U.S., of the Earth to Citi Field for some Interleague Play. Chris Capuano will take the mound. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

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