Mets Game 13: Loss to Rockies
Rockies 9 Mets 4
After Terry Collins said last night that the team needed to go 9-2 in their next 11 games, I’m assuming the plan is to rip off a nine-game winning streak.
Good luck with that.
Mets Game Notes
Gawd, where to start …
The offense sputtered. The defense was shaky. The pitching was awful. The team looked deflated after the Rockies put up a 6-spot in the 6th (can you blame them?). Mental mistakes were made. Physical errors were made. There were a few moments of happiness, but not enough to outweigh the sadness. And I’m trying to be positive here.
Chris Capuano had a rough day, compounded by mistakes behind him and the reliever who followed him. He allowed 7 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks in 5 2/3 innings. In the postgame, manager Terry Collins said Capuano “kept us in the game … he did a great job”. Wow. Really? Though Capuano would have escaped the jam if Brad Emaus successfully executed a DP ball, it’s hard to describe Capuano’s outing as “great”.
Speaking of Emaus, I feel bad for the kid. He’s obviously pressing and looks nervous all of a sudden. Actually, most of the team looks pretty nervous. I wonder if Collins’ “team meeting” last night had anything to do with it.
Scott Hairston hit another blast, but it bounced off the top of the wall for a double. He broke into a homerun trot — and though he did have Ike Davis in front of him, it didn’t look good to be not busting it, especially after missing the fly ball in game one.
The Mets were 2-for-11 with RISP.
After Shea Stadium closed, it seemed to take the wind out of the sails of Pat Burrell and Chipper Jones when they visited Flushing. Well, know there’s Troy Tulowitzki and his sudden love for The Field at Shea Bridge. Tulo went 10-for-16 with 4 HR and 8 RBI. The scary thing? He might’ve had two more homers had it not been for the extra distance of the Citi Field fences.
Terry Collins attempted to fool people into thinking the Mets were winning entering the ninth by sending closer Francisco Rodriguez to the mound. Or maybe he was strategizing per what was happening in that alternate universe where the Mets are currently 10-2.
Speaking of K-Rod, he now needs to finish 52 games out of the last 149 to win the $17.5M jackpot. The sand is running quickly down the hourglass.
Next Mets Game
After the debacle of the past week, the Mets travel to Atlanta for a three-game weekend set beginning Friday night at 7:35 PM. D.J. Carrasco faces Derek Lowe.