Puke. In case you missed it, that’s the word that best describes this game. The Mets flat out couldn’t hit or pitch in this game and looked like a single A team playing against a big league club as the 12-0 final accurately reflected.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Mets couldn’t score against a combination of Brandon McCarthy and Brock Stewart. Not only were they shut out, but they only managed four singles. Had the lineup bothered to show up, the Mets wouldn’t have had a chance anyway as starter Robert Gsellman seems to be competing with Zack Wheeler for the title of who can give up the most home runs. Gsellman gave up four in this re-enactment of a batting practice – two to Corey Seager and one apiece to Yasmani Grandal and Cody Bellinger. Gsellman exited with one out in the fifth inning and two runners on with the Mets down eight to nothing .Josh Edgin came in to make sure the game was well out of reach, giving up a third home run to Seager that would score him and the two inherited runners. This put the score at 10-0 in favor of L.A. after five. Edgin took the mound again in the sixth and coughed up two more runs just to make certain the Mets would have no chance.
Now, before you go saying, “well at least the defense was good,” you should know that it stunk too. T.J. Rivera, while only officially charged with one error at third base, clearly made two. Hats off to those of you who stayed up late for this dumpster fire.
If you’re still keeping track, the Mets are now eight games under .500 and sinking like a brick dropped from a helicopter. But fear not, as Tyler Pill takes the mound tomorrow. Great Zeus’s beard, it’s hard being a Mets fan sometimes.