Just as it seemed the Mets had a win in their crosshairs, it was ripped from their hands. Entering the ninth with a 4-1 lead, the Mets trusted A.J Ramos with the save situation against his former team. Ramos blew the save, forcing the game into extra innings. In the bottom of the 10th, Paul Sewald surrendered a walk-off home run to Justin Bour to end the game, 5-4.
Other than Sewald and Ramos, the Mets bullpen produced solidly. Josh Smoker, Jeruys Familia, and Jerry Blevins all put in an inning of shutout ball. This was after Seth Lugo produced a quality start. Lugo went five innings, allowing a run on four hits and a strikeout. My Gut Reaction is that Lugo is starting to make a case to make the rotation for next season.
The Mets bats were good tonight, just not good enough to get the win. Jose Reyes lead the charge, going 4-5 on his former team, including a solo home run. Travis d’Arnaud had two hits on the evening. Other Mets that contributed a hit were Nori Aoki, Asdrubal Cabrera, Dom Smith, Brandon Nimmo, and Phillip Evans. Tonight’s performance was a lot better than the one run they put up in their 13-1 loss. At this point it begs the question of what is more debilitating, a 13-1 loss or a walk off loss after leading by 3 in the ninth?
The Mets will attempt to avoid the sweep tomorrow when Rafael Montero will take the mound at 1:10 pm tomorrow in Miami.