Earlier in the year, the Mets had a thing going where they consistently scored runs in the last few innings. Alas, it’s just a distant memory now. Tonight, the last 10 Mets went down in order and the result was a 3-1 loss to the Guardians in Cleveland.

This game marked the return of Tylor Megill, who made his first start in the majors in seven weeks and just his second of the season. No matter how you feel about Megill, there was probably something that lined up with your expectations. Ultimately, he gave the Mets a chance to win, which shouldn’t be dismissed.

But even though it was a road game, the Mets’ bats were mostly silent. The only run came on a homer by Tomas Nido, a ball he absolutely crushed. And his reward was getting pinch-hit for in the top of the seventh inning.

The Mets had as many walks as home runs in this game. And they whiffed 11 times. They just didn’t get a lot of baserunners. Pete Alonso had two of their six hits. Brett Baty and Jeff McNeil both took the collar. Baty needs to go to the minors and be replaced by someone who can give McNeil a day off.

5 comments on “Gut Reaction: Guardians 3, Mets 1 (5/20/24)

  • NYM6986

    Another day and another loss. The Guardians have a good team but again we make the opposing hurler seem like a Cy Young cqndidate. Lindor, Baty and McNeil all take an O-for. Lots of social media calling for blowing up the team. Starting to think it might be the way to go. Very sensitive ump who tossed Marte, but at this stage in his experienced career, one quick kindly stated objection keeps you in the game, while some wise ass comment while walking away only serves to screw your team. Megill did his job keeping us in the game but eking out five innings just doesn’t cut it with this team. Nice relief work again. Houser against Carresco today and you know how former players like to get back at their former team. Hope the road bats come out today.

    • Brian Joura

      I was not impressed with Lively’s stuff last night but that was his 5th game this year and he has a 2.84 ERA. Looks like he has some trouble with the gopher ball – he gave up a homer to Nido, of all people – but otherwise is very solid. A 3.17 K/BB ratio is pretty good.

  • John From Albany

    “Baty needs to go to the minors”. Sad but true. He is lost. Before he was hurt early this year, he looked like the Brett Baty we have seen in the minors. Let the Syracuse Hitting Coach straighten him out – then bring them both up to the majors.

  • Albert s

    Editor’s Note: If you want to talk about something besides what’s in the article, please visit the latest catch-all thread.

  • Albert s

    12 games,1 run or less, they need to solve this problem.

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