Gut Reaction: Marlins 6, Mets 3 (6/27/17)

The Mets had their three-game winning streak snapped by the Marlins Tuesday night in Miami, as they fell to their division rivals, 6-3.

  • The key inning in the game was the seventh. Travis d’Arnaud tied the game with a solo homer, his second RBI of the game. Pinch-hitter Brandon Nimmo drew a walk, bringing up Curtis Granderson, who led off the game with a home run. Granderson hit a rocket up the middle that Marlins SS, J.T. Riddle, who was positioned perfectly, made a sliding stop and turned a nice DP.
  • In the bottom of the inning the Mets failed to make two defensive plays, which certainly weren’t easy plays and perhaps ones that couldn’t have been made at all. The first was a shot to first base. Lucas Duda, who doubled and scored the Mets’ second run, was holding a runner on, then broke towards second base and then had to reverse course and move back towards first. He was unable to hold onto the ball and a potential DP instead had runners on first and third.
  • The next batter hit a ball hard a couple of steps on the shortstop side of the guy playing third, Wilmer Flores. Instead of going after the ball, Flores ran to cover third base. David Wright would have made the play but it’s an open question if Flores would have if he didn’t run away from it. The end result was another potential double play that resulted in zero outs. The Marlins scored three runs in the inning to win the game.
  • There was also a questionable pitching decision in the seventh inning. Starter Robert Gsellman left the game after pulling a hamstring while trying to beat out an infield hit in the top of the fourth. Paul Sewald came on to replace him and did a super job, hurling three scoreless innings.
  • After the Mets tied the game in the top of the seventh, Neil Ramirez was brought on to pitch in a tie game. The same Ramirez who gave up two runs in his last outing and who entered the game with an evil 6.66 ERA. In the previous inning, Josh Edgin was loosening in the bullpen and the Marlins had a lefty hitting second, third and fourth in the inning.
  • After Ramirez gave up a leadoff walk, Jerry Blevins, not Edgin, started to get ready. One batter later he was in the game. Blevins ended up giving up hits to two lefty batters. It was the third time in his last five games Blevins allowed runs to score.
  • Gsellman is likely looking at a DL stint. That means that four of the five guys who started the year in the rotation for the Mets will be on the DL.

13 comments for “Gut Reaction: Marlins 6, Mets 3 (6/27/17)

  1. Eraff
    June 27, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Has Ramirez Pitched in a Game that the Mets won?

    This team is as hard to watch as any I’ve seen as a Met fan.

    • June 27, 2017 at 11:11 pm

      The Mets are 3-12 in games where Ramirez has pitched.

      • Eraff
        June 27, 2017 at 11:44 pm

        It’s actually seemed worse than that

        • Name
          June 28, 2017 at 5:01 pm

          Montero has him beat. 3-13 when he pitches.

  2. MattyMets
    June 27, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Terrible defense and really poor bullpen management by Collins. As someone on here has pointed out before, if there’s a tool Collins shouldn’t be using it’s up to Alderson to remove it from the toolbox. There’s not an active pitcher on the roster who didn’t deserve to be in there ahead of Ramirez. I’m sure he’s a nice guy and I wish him well, but I hope to read tomorrow morning that he’s been released.

  3. Eraff
    June 28, 2017 at 12:00 am

    The ab by Reyes in the 6th was his Death Rattle. I wish We were both 10 years or so Younger, but it’s done. I may never love a Met more, but it’s now over for Jose. He can no longer compete in ab’s. It’s Guess and Jump and Lose, mostly.

    He could have helped “what might have been”, but he has no place in “The Is”. He needed to be a 250-350 ab guy….he’s collapsed under the grind.

    Mets games are now purely a Boy for Sale show. What a stunning demolition of both a pitching staff and a Roster. You can argue that some fans overweighted the Roster and the readiness….I did! You cannot find even the gloomiest skeptic who predicted the abolute physical mayhem that has struck against this team.

    The Roster wasn’t perfectly constructed, but it has been perfectly destroyed.

  4. Mark S
    June 28, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Great comments by Ron Darling regarding Mets conditioning. There’s no reason why the professional athletes should be dropping left and right with injuries. I remember when the team came up with pitchers like Seaver, Ryan, Koosman, McGraw – even Jessie Orosco whao had long mostly injury free careers. It must be the conditioning

  5. Metsense
    June 28, 2017 at 8:59 am

    The Mets had momentum coming into the series and Granderson added to it with the lead off home run. Gsellman then lost it in the first inning. He has had a rough year that got a whole lot worse with his 4th inning hamstring injury.
    The Mets battled back and tied it in the seventh in a game that would move them ahead in the standings. Ramirez should not have been the reliever in the 7th in this situation when there were other options.
    The injuries are frustrating but so is the bullpen management.

  6. TexasGusCC
    June 28, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Has anyone ever, ever, heard of a pitcher getting a hamstring injury? With all the running they should be doing between starts, how can this be?

    • June 28, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Sabathia, Cain, Cashner, Leake, Kennedy, Hammel, Odorizzi, Smith, Carrasco…

      And while he didn’t land on the DL for it, Matt Harvey came out of a game earlier this year because of a hamstring.

    • IDRAFT
      June 28, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      I remember Niese getting a bad one early in his career.

    June 28, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    I instituted a personal policy about fifteen days ago that if Ramirez comes into a game when I am in attendance I immediately go home. If he enters and I’m watching on TV I turn the set off or change the channel. When (surprise!) he entered a tie game last night I had a quick decision to make. This was a scenario I was not prepared to deal with as I didn’t think it was possible. Live and learn.

    I turned off the TV, and obviously no regrets. Thanks again, Neil, your continued presence on the Mets roster is helping me greatly with my time management.

    • June 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      I see a bowl of peanuts and I have no problem eating just one. But I envy your Neil Ramirez discipline.

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