“And the road trip is over!” Gary Cohen could have shouted that into the mic with as much enthusiasm as after a big win. The Mets concluded a brutal road trip, going 4-7 against the Padres, Dodgers and Rockies. This knuckle-headed writer pegged the then first place Mets to go 8-3. Instead, our bats went quiet and our pitching was mediocre and we dropped to third place behind the surprisingly decent Philllies.
Jacob deGrom continued pitching consistently the way he has – going about six inning and allowing 2 or 3 runs. He hasn’t been dominant and his strikeout rate is way down, but he’s been keeping us in games. But it’s hard to win when 3/4 of your lineup goes into a slump at the same time. Jim Henderson surrendering a home run in relief gave the Rockies the lead in the 7th, but it felt like the Mets were destined to get swept in this series. One of the few bright spots on this road trip was that Kevin Plawecki started hitting some.
Now we get a much needed day off before we begin our first series against the Nationals at home. Let’s hope we can get back on track. LGM!