In late April and early May we lost games because of some bad starting pitching. For a few weeks in May we lost games because of a leaky bullpen. Then in late May into June our bats went silent. In a rare game tonight where we scored enough runs to win and pitched well enough to stay in it, we made three errors. Bad teams can always find a way to lose.
Seth Lugo pitched five innings and allowed three runs, but only one was earned, thanks to two errors by the “sure-handed” Luis Guillorme and another by Asdrubal Cabrera. Tylor Bashlor made his big league debut and looked good in his first inning of work, before surrendering a two-run home run to Josh Bell to put the score out of reach.
The Mets rallied in the 7th behind a Wilmer Flores three-run home run and a Kevin Plawecki RBI double to bring the Mets within a run, but Robert Gsellman, who seems to have hit a wall of late, let the game get out of reach in the ninth with an insurance run that may as well have been five.
The good news today is that Brandon Nimmo‘s finger injury turned out to be less serious than feared and he should avoid the disabled list that seems to have swallowed up half our roster for the second year in a row. The series continues tomorrow with Steven Matz opposing the young right hander Chad Kuhl.