Gut Reaction: Dodgers 12, Mets 0 – 6/20/17

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.

13 comments for “Gut Reaction: Dodgers 12, Mets 0 – 6/20/17

  1. Jim OMalley
    June 21, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Just another horrible debilitating loss.

  2. Chris F
    June 21, 2017 at 7:42 am

    The Mets are irrelevant.

    The only thing interesting left in this season is to see how the FO and on field management respond to this hot mess.

    I sure hope we see the selling off of valuable parts.

  3. Steve S.
    June 21, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Luckily, I didn’t stay up to watch this terrible game.

    Rosario should be called up, at the latest after the all-star game, as should Dom Smith. Trade off Walker and Cabrera when healthy. Keep Reyes on the bench with a few starts. Duda should be traded, if we can get something good for him. The infield would be Smith, Flores (at 2B), Rosario, and TJ (at 3B). Let’s see what they all can do! Possibly sign Moustakas in the offseason.

    I would keep Bruce and sign him to an extension, trading Grandson. The outfield would be Cespedes, Conforto, and Bruce, with Lagares playing extensively in CF, when back. Play Nimmo more, too.

    Catcher? We need to sign or trade for someone better.

    Starting pitchers? I think we’ll eventually be OK, with Thor, deGrom, Matz, Lugo, and Wheeler as the “big five.” Trade Harvey soon.

    The pen? Getting Familia back will help, but we need to spend some money here in the offseason, and trade for some good pieces now.

  4. Metsense
    June 21, 2017 at 9:37 am

    On the positive side at least Reed & Blevins are rested

    • Pete In Iowa
      June 21, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Beautiful. It made me chuckle.

    • Chris F
      June 21, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      You are our spiritual leader Metsense. That was living proof you are on a higher level than the rest of us!

  5. MattyMets
    June 21, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Metsense – way to uncover the silver lining. Also, to my knowledge, no new players have gotten injured in this series so far.

  6. TexasGusCC
    June 21, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Matt, you messed up. There were five homeruns, I guess, because I remember Seager had three – a two run shot, a solo, and a three run shot – and was batting with the bases loaded. The drama of seeing a homeruns cycle was tense. When he flies to the warning track and Conforto caught it, all the wind was out of our sails as we could have seen something never before done.

    As for the Mets, LOL. Let’s see tonight if there is any pride left.

  7. MattyMets
    June 21, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    TexasGusCC – the fifth homerun was off Edgin, not Gsellman. Not that it really matters. The point is, Syndergaard, deGrom, and Familia can get away with leaving a pitch over the plate (not always of course), but the rest of the guys have to be extra careful with location. A Fernando Salas fastball is not scaring anyone.

  8. Pete In Iowa
    June 21, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Well, all we can do is tune in and see how we blow tonight’s game.
    A walk off walk, a costly error, a double play which failed to be turned, not getting runners home from third with less than 2 out, giving up 4 or more runs in the first, giving up five or so homers, getting no hit, an outfielder losing a fly ball in the lights, Wilmer and/or TJ throwing one away?
    I could go on here, but I think we get the picture.
    Ooops. I forgot — going oh for with RISP…

    • TexasGusCC
      June 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      Pete, you missed the one where Reyes attempt to force at third for the third out of the inning went passed Rivera’s glove and hit him in the knee. No wonder Name says at least the Mets are good for a laugh.

      I honestly think they have become the Bad News Bears.

      • Pete In Iowa
        June 21, 2017 at 4:29 pm

        As I said Texas Gus – I could go on……

  9. MattyMets
    June 21, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    TexasGusCC – that’s the play I was referring to when I said TJ made two glaring errors but was only charged with one. Neither he nor Flores is equipped to play the hot corner.

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