Monday, September 26, 2011

For The Love Of All That Is Holy, Please Stop Bunting

The Mets inability to bunt has once again cost them as they lost to the Reds by a score of 6-5.

  • Chris Schwinden went five innings, giving up three runs on five hits, while striking out five and walking one. For the second straight start, Schwinden left the game with a lead, and it was ruined by the bullpen.
  • The Mets scored three runs in the third inning on a single from David Wright and a two-run double from Nick Evans.
  • Ryota Igarashi had possibly the his best outing of the season. Igarashi entered the sixth inning with the bases loaded and no outs, and went on to retire three straight.
  • Josh Stinson gave up a three-run home run to Chris Heisey in the seventh inning, to give up the lead.
  • Jose Reyes finished the night going 3-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. His average is now .334, and he is currently ahead of Ryan Braun in the batting title race. It wasn't all pretty for Reyes tonight. After driving in Mike Baxter with a double in the eighth inning, Reyes was thrown out at second base. Reyes wasn't running hard at all, and then took too big a turn rounding the bag. He would have been the tying run.
  • With two runners on in the ninth inning, Nick Evans was asked to bunt. Bunting is never a good choice for this team. Ever. Evans bunted the ball right back to the pitcher, who then got the force out at third base, rendering the bunt unsuccessful.
  • The Mets were just 2-11 with runners in scoring position.

Next Up: The Mets continue their series with the Reds tomorrow night. Chris Capuano gets the start. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

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