Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mets Lose Game, Series, Reyes, and Murphy

In one of the most ridiculous games I've watched all season, the Mets lost to the Braves, 6-5.

  • Jose Reyes left the game in the second inning with a hamstring injury. Following an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery, he was diagnosed with a mild pull of his left hamstring. This is the same injury which sidelined him for three weeks a few weeks back.
  • Daniel Murphy injured his left knee after covering second base. He had an x-ray at Citi Field, and it came back negative. He will be getting an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Ruben Tejada has been called up from Buffalo to replace Murphy who is headed for the disabled list.
  • Dillon Gee struggled through five innings of work, giving up five runs on six hits, while striking out four and walking three. Gee allowed THREE home runs.
  • Today's game was like Little League. Everyone got to play, and everyone had to be prepared to play any position. At one point the infield looked as follows: Lucas Duda at first base, Justin Turner at second base, David Wright at shortstop, and Nick Evans at third base. Four different guys played second base throughout the game: Turner, Murphy, Scott Hairston, and Willie Harris.
  • Lost in all of the day's mess was that Jason Bay had a nice day at the plate. He was 3-3 with two walks and three runs scored.
  • Willie Harris, who replaced Jose Reyes, was 2-3 with two RBIs.

Next Up: The Mets welcome the San Diego Padres to Citi Field for a four-game series beginning Monday night. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. A game under .500 is lookin' pretty bad . . . can I do a strikeout through bad, I meant pathetic. We keep waiting for an 8 or 10 game winning streak to really propel them toward the wildcard spot but . . . reality sets in and this team, unless there's a miracle, just doesn't have it in them for that. 9 games back is certainly within reach but come on, not when they're playin' .500 (crap) ball.