The Mets put on an offensive show on Sunday. Unfortunately, so did their pitchers. The end result was an 11-10 setback. The Rockies took the rubber game of the series and they finish the season with a 4-2 mark against the Mets.

* After putting up a 5-run inning on Saturday, the Mets recorded a 6-run frame on Sunday, with the big blow in both being a 3-run homer by Francisco Alvarez, who was batting second in the series finale.

* Tylor Megill could not hold a 6-2 lead. And as bad as Megill was, Stephen Nogosek was even worse, as he allowed 5 ER in his lone inning of work and took the loss. Both Megill and Nogosek appear to be Syracuse-bound before too much longer.

* Two days after grouping three struggling hitters together and getting an 0-12, Buck Showalter did it again. But this time, Starling Marte, Tommy Pham and Mark Canha combined to go 5-9 with 5 BB, a double, two triples, 5 runs and 4 RBIs. You gotta love Coors Field baseball.

* The Mets did great when they elevated the ball. The problem was that 17 outs came when they hit grounders, including three in the eighth inning and two more in the ninth when they were attempting to come back from a four-run deficit.

* Francisco Lindor hit a solo homer to remain one HR ahead of Alvarez in second place on the team, with both behind Pete Alonso.

7 comments on “Gut Reaction: Rockies 11, Mets 10 (5/28/23)

  • Mike W

    They need to beat teams like the Rockies. Magill is a failure like Peterson and the bullpen was terrible. The Mets need a reliable starter and a couple of decent bullpen arms. Maybe it’s time to bring Vasil up and give him a shot.

    • Brian Joura

      Coming into this season, Megill had a 4.73 ERA in the majors.
      This year, he has a 4.67 ERA — this is who he is. I don’t believe it’s fair to call him a failure. He’s not a guy you want making 11 starts for you, but that’s not his fault.

      I hope they move him to the pen and have him try throwing 100 mph again.

      • Mike W

        Ok, that’s fair.

      • T.J.

        Agree 100%. Yes they are in desperate need of a starter but Megill jacking it up in the pen could be of more value once Quintana returns.

  • Steve_S.

    Man, Alvarez really smokes the ball. Talk about exit velo!

    And maybe Pham is an overpaid keeper. His velo has been good most of the year!

  • Metsense

    Gut Reaction: sputter, sputter, wheeze…sputter, sputter, wheeeeze …… that’s the sound of the Mets season.
    Megill should been removed after the bases clearing double with the Mets still leading. No-good-ek should have been removed after the two singles giving up after the first homerun that he threw. That was four runs that scored against two pitchers that didn’t have their best stuff and shouldn’t have been pitching at that point of the game.
    Alvarez is super hot.
    I don’t like Coors Field baseball and I’m not looking forward to Las Vegas baseball either.

  • NYM6986

    Do we think that a Megill or Peterson can be bullpen arms as they are so inconsistent as starters? There was a stat the other night that in the 1990’s the over/under for runs scored in a game at Coors Field was 15. Some things never change. Don’t think we will see Alvarez in the two spot anytime soon but he should not be sitting at #9 with the bat he is swinging. I’m thinking he either bats in front or behind Baty. Sorry to see Vientos have an o-fer but I’d still stick with him at DH or 3B or somewhere so we can see if he can hit MLB pitching. Fingers crossed on that. If Alvarez and Vientos can be the power bats we were lacking then we can turn our attention to snagging some BP help. Maybe Chapman from the Royals might be a play. He is a headache but is having a decent season for them. Do the terrible A’s have anyone we can snag. Senga, Corasco and Scherzer against the Phillies. Remember last season when we didn’t have to wonder which version of our pitchers was going to show up. What a difference a year makes.

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