If you like lousy hitting, poor baserunning, bad umpiring and terrible defense, boy this game was for you. It sure didn’t resemble major league baseball, which is fitting since the game was played in Buffalo. The Blue Jays won the game on a pickoff play, one that was originally called safe and overruled by replay, escaping with a 3-2 win over the Mets Saturday night.
There really isn’t anything good to say about this game and it’s certainly not worth going into a blow-by-blow recap of how the runs for both teams scored.
Seth Lugo was really good the first three innings. But he pitched 5.1 innings, allowed three runs and took the loss. Chasen Shreve wasn’t particularly sharp, either. Perhaps the most surprising thing is that Miguel Castro looked good. And Jeurys Familia pitched a high-leverage eighth inning and did not allow a run, even if it took a high-wire act.
Jake Marisnick was credited with an RBI double on a ball that an MLB 3B really should catch. And he ended up leaving the game with a barking hamstring. Amed Rosario had three hits but was the one who got picked off first base to end the game. Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano and J.D. Davis were a combined 0-11 with six strikeouts.
It was just pitiful all the way around.