Sunday, August 14, 2011

Abysmal Pitching By The Mets Leads To A Sweep

The Mets were swept by the Diamondbacks, losing by a score of 5-3. They have now dropped five straight and are now four games under .500.

  • Chris Capuano went six innings, giving up four runs on nine hits, while striking out six. He couldn't maintain a lead twice today. The Mets gave him a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning on a Lucas Duda home run. Capuano promptly went out in the bottom half of the inning and gave up a ground-rule double to tie the game. He then threw a wild pitch to allow the second run of the inning to score. After the Mets gave Capuano another lead in the fifth inning, he went right back out there and gave up a huge home run to Justin Upton.
  • By the way, Capuano cleared waivers today, meaning he can now be traded to any team.
  • Angel Pagan was 3-5 at the plate with one run scored.
  • Duda once again, had a big day, going 2-3 with two RBIs and one run scored.
  • Justin Turner drove in a run with an RBI double in the fifth inning.
  • Ryota Igarashi is awful. Plain and simple. It was painful to watch him pitch today. He loaded the bases and then walked in a run. I have noticed lately that whenever Igarashi is on the mound he has poor body language. Who knows, maybe he's just a naturally miserable looking person, or maybe it reflects the kind of confidence he has right now when he's called out to pitch.  Either way, it's not fun to watch.

Next Up: The Mets head to San Diego to take on the Padres in a three-game series beginning Monday night. R.A. Dickey will get the start. Game time is 10:05 p.m.

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