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.