Mets Game 111: Loss To Giants

Giants 9 Mets 0

Bartolo Colon‘s 200th career victory will have to wait.

Mets Game Notes

Sorry for the delay on this; the MetsToday website has been experiencing technical issues that I’ve been working on (and still working on), and so there hasn’t been time to write a proper recap.

In any case, if you saw the game, you know it was ugly from the Mets fan’s perspective.

The Mets hitters could not get anything going at all against Madison Bumgarner, who struck out 10 and allowed just three baserunners in a two-hit, complete-game shutout.

Meanwhile, Bartolo Colon was hammered by the aggressive Giants hitters. Sometimes throwing strikes is not an effective means of pitching — particularly when your two-seam fastball is averaging 87 MPH and the off-speed pitch is a 82-MPH slider that is getting too much plate. Colon simply wasn’t precise enough with the sinker and wasn’t getting any kind of bite on the slider.

Hunter Pence mashed two over the fence, so I guess his slump is over. Is it me, or has he become even more aggressive this year? He hacks at every single thing that’s thrown to him; he makes Jeff Francoeur look patient and disciplined. But, it’s working, so there you go.

The Mets saw 94 pitches, the Giants, 157. It was a 2 hour, 40-minute ballgame, which was a nice length. I wish all ballgames clocked in at that time or faster.

Next Mets Game

The next Mets game is in progress – Dillon Gee is on the hill against Tim Hudson.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. DanB August 4, 2014 at 3:07 pm
    If you were impressed with Bumgarner’s pitching, did see his hitting line? 3 hrs, 12 RBIs, .265 in 49 ABs. He can hit at the bottom of my lineup anyday.
    • Joe Janish August 4, 2014 at 9:18 pm
      Jeez, if I were Bumgarner’s manager, I might consider batting him, um, eighth.