Gut Reaction: Mets 8, Braves 5 (5/28/18 — game 2)


“WW”

That was the famous scorebook notation for broadcaster Phil Rizzuto for a play he’d missed: “WW” stands for “wasn’t watching.”

OK, when this game that was scheduled to start at 7:10 and finally got off closer to 10:00, I gave it a “WW.”

Sorry about that, but the Mets’ long day’s journey into the day after Memorial Day ended happily, at least. I hear tell that Amed Rosario and Jacob Rhame each had good games, while Jose Reyes did not.

I’ll do better next time. Promise.

It’s Steven Matz vs. Anibal Sanchez later today. Hopefully, it gets off on time.

2 comments for “Gut Reaction: Mets 8, Braves 5 (5/28/18 — game 2)

  1. May 29, 2018 at 9:39 am

    If you said before the day started that the Mets got a split, I think most of us would have taken it. Disappointing in that it could have been a sweep but given we lost the deGrom game…

    The nice thing for me is that after the offense took the Miami series off that it has come back in road games against the Brewers and Braves. They have 32 runs scored in their last six games. Hopefully that’s more the rule than the exception moving forward, especially once Cespedes and Frazier return.

  2. TexasGusCC
    May 29, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Bulletpoints from the game as best I remember:
    – Rosario and Guillorme drove in five runs. Rosario had a bases loaded single off Moylan, but the Mets couldn’t add on. Later in the game, with the score tied at five, and the sacks drunk and two shot glasses broken already, Guillorme dropped a clutch single to left – off a lefty – to give the team the lead. Rosario followed by ripping a base hit up the middle on a high fastball and bringing in another one.
    – Familia got a six out save in order, never had a problem.
    – Reyes hit a couple of balls hard into bad luck. In the field, he overplayed a hard grounder into a double and then with Suzuki up and three infielders in, he refused to play in and was just fried by Gary, Keith and Gus.
    – Bruce also misplayed a liner into a double, breaking in, then missing it as it went over his head.
    – My second most puzzling moment was with the Mets leading 3-2, the Braves had one or no outs, second and third and FFF up, Callaway figures Conlon could get him out. While the baseball world nearly busted a rib laughing at that strategy, Freeman drilled a two run single. Later in the game with the same situation, they walked him intentionally. Progress, I tell ya!! Next guy up hit a grounder to a playing back AGone, who got the force at the plate. The Mets got out of that situation unscathed. In his last at bat, FFF almost broke the right field wall hitting a ball just foul off the brick.
    – Both teams left a good sized village on the bases.
    – Robles threw three innings, Rhame, threw one, and Familia two. Conlon should become a LOOGY.

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