Gut Reaction: Phillies 13, Mets 7 (6/24/19)

There is a meme on the internet from a cartoon comic where Spiderman is pointing at an identical version of himself, both of them bewildered at the other’s existence. For those who aren’t aware, memes are screenshots from any form of video or photo and often captioned with a witty remark. The Spiderman meme is used to mock two separate entities that have fooled or wronged themselves, pointing at each other as if saying “No, you are the problem.” The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies were the Spiderman meme coming into tonight’s game.

The Phillies have lost their last seven games and are spiraling out of the division lead. The Mets are in fourth place in the division and have embarrassed themselves on multiple public relation levels over the last 48 hours. Tonight’s game was a continuation of the mockery as the clubs traded the lead five times over the first five innings. Steven Matz imploded, giving up seven runs over 4.1 innings. The defense didn’t help either, as Pete Alonso and Amed Rosario failed to make routine plays and defensive shifts were severely mismanaged. To make matters worse, Jay Bruce hit a pinch hit, two run home run in his first AB against the Mets since being traded. At least we got to see a pitching duel of guys named Pounders and Hammer tonight.

The Mets look to clean up their act tomorrow against Jake Arietta, Walker Lockett is currently listed as the probable pitcher for the game. My Gut Reaction is that the Mets will somehow find a way to temporarily dig themselves out of this mess in a matter of two weeks. They will be back to hovering around .500, there will be no clear direction on their trade deadline buyer or seller status and the news of threatening reporters will be forgotten.

4 comments for “Gut Reaction: Phillies 13, Mets 7 (6/24/19)

  1. Peter Hyatt
    June 25, 2019 at 5:06 am

    The question of Mickey Callaway or Broadie making decisions is no longer.

    Deception Indicated.


    Avoidance, verb tense and pronoun

  2. NYM6986
    June 25, 2019 at 7:42 am

    If we are honest, achieving 500 for the season is our only reasonable goal and would represent a significant improvement over last year. All of our flaws were exposed last night from players being asked to play out of position to increase our run production, to Matz who can not find consistencies regardless who the pitching coach is, to a bullpen filled with AAA candidates and more. We hoped that our young players would step up and Rosario has failed to do so, Nimmo is out for who knows how long and the Mets finally understand that the other side of 30 is not the age to bring in players. We could clearly be 5 games over 500 if we simply had a reliable pen, not one filled with stars like our crosstown rivals who were decimated much worse with injuries then us but continued to take the top spot in their division. The tone starts from the top and much of the blame rests with our owners who picked the GM and manager. It’s unfair to have to live with mediocrity but here we are nearly year after year. Met fan for life – my personal hell. Let’s get a win today.

  3. Chris F
    June 25, 2019 at 8:56 am

    ugh….whole post lost…

    Individual talents rise out of the poop. Team poisoned by owners. Celebrate those that climb out, but expect nothing from this team, which has an incurable life threatening disease called Wilponitis.

  4. MattyMets
    June 25, 2019 at 10:37 am

    In typical Mets fan fashion, I had a short-lived excitement when we staked Steven Matz to an early lead, but this season, Mets starters seem to look that gift horse in the mouth time and again.

    Of course Bruce homered. I’d expect nothing less. And, sorry I wasn’t on the chat last night as I was at my son’s game, but I hope someone mentioned me when Franco homered. I looked it up and he has 15 or 16 home runs against the Mets (not sure if last night’s homer is reflected in the B-R splits yet), by far his most against any team. And he hasn’t reached 100 HRs yet, so that’s a pretty astounding figure. Against the other division rivals, who he’s faced roughly the same number of times, he has 9 or 10.

    By the way, listening to the Mets game while watching my son’s game last night (13u) was a surreal experience. Like the Mets, his team got off to an early lead only to cough it up. At least my son’s team won in the end, but his new coach reminds me of Callaway. Team was up 7-0 and cruising when he decided to replace the pitcher. Before you could blink it was 7-8. Somehow, we came back and won.

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