Cubs 5 Mets 3
Who knew the Ringling Brothers were from Flushing?
If the excuse is still related to the Mets being tired, perhaps someone should start testing for African Sleeping Sickness.
Mets Game Notes
The Mets lose the series, and face a sweep. Dillon Gee pitched OK, not great. The Mets didn’t hit. They didn’t field. They didn’t think. They didn’t execute.
On the bright side, Daniel Murphy shaved off that ridiculous porno stache.
Do little things mean a lot? In the third inning, with two outs and Lucas Duda on first, Ike Davis hit a booming double that should have scored Duda. However, third base coach Tim Teufel hesitated for a split second before running his arm through the windmill motion, and thus Duda slowed down and stopped at third. Both men were at fault in this situation; Teufel needed to wave his arm more quickly, and Duda should have read the drive better and been busting it with a head of steam rounding third. As it turned out, Duda was stranded there. It was a one-run game until the bottom of the 8th, so, it was a significant mistake.
There were several close tag plays in this game, that went both for and against the Mets; the last one resulted in Ike Davis being tossed from the game on a disputed pickoff play. From the replay, it looked like the runner should have been called out. However, there was a similar pickoff the inning before that might have also been the wrong call — so, did it even out? Maybe. Who knows?
There were so many other mental, physical, and fundamental mistakes in this three-ring circus that I haven’t the energy to go through them all. I’m getting too old for this garbage, and I have to get up early to go to my “real” job, so please lodge your complaints and observations in the comments and we can all kvetch together. It was a game played terribly by the Mets; in fact, the Cubs looked like a more fundamentally solid ballclub in this particular contest. The 26-48 Cubs. Need I say more? Meh.
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About the Author
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.