As members of the ’69 Mets watched from the crowds, the ’19 Mets were deflated in the eight inning from two Braves home runs for their seventh consecutive loss. Looking more like the ’18 Mets than anything else, today’s squad blew its 21st save of the season which included five in the week-long skid.
After a rain delay cut Steven Matz’s start short the Mets chose to put in the 29-year-old rookie Chris Mazza. A feel good story, Mazza spent some time in independent ball before finally making the big leagues. The Mazza-Matz combination appeared enough to secure the win after some offensive help from Robinson Cano, but Seth Lugo blew up for the third straight time.
It was a bummer to see the celebration diminished by a loss, but the ceremony itself could not have been better. Who knows if we will ever see anything like the Miracle Mets, and from the emotions today it is obvious to tell that what it did for the franchise is still being felt. This day will be remembered for them.