The Mets continue to be 0-for-June.
Zack Wheeler and Dylan Bundy battled for seven innings in a scoreless game, though it wasn’t easy to tell if both men were on their game or both offenses were just that vapid. Jeurys Familia came on in the eighth and gave up an infield hit to Pedro Alvarez, a play that Amed Rosario at short could/should have made. Craig Gentry pinch-ran. After Trey Mancini lined out to right, Adam Jones singled up the middle, Gentry crossing to third. Manny Machado — that Man again — hit a fly to deep center and Gentry trotted home.
The Mets’ feeble offense, held in check by Bundy all day, now faced reliever Richard Bleier to try and get that run back. It looked promising at first. Brandon Nimmo whistled a base hit up the middle. Asdrubal Cabrera, the Mets’ most consistent hitter all season, though now mired in a miserable slump, tried to bunt for a base hit. Bleier snared the looping ball and fired to first to double Nimmo off.
That was all the excitement for the afternoon, save for a futile effort in the ninth, when Todd Frazier led off with a base hit and Jay Bruce hit fly to deep left that the soft June breeze knocked down before it could reach the fence. Even that couldn’t stir the masses, causing one wag on Twitter — ok, it was me — to opine, “Even if the Mets win this somehow , it will be the most desultory walk-off in history.” We were spared having to grapple with that, ultimately.
Off-day tomorrow, before the Yankees come to Queens. God help us all.