Rockies 6 Mets 2
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Mets Game Notes
Ah … hmmm … sheesh … well … where to start? This game was atrocious.
Chris Young had a perfect game through five frames, though I think it was more because the Rockies were swinging at anything and everything than because Young was throwing something special. It seemed as though both clubs were trying to get the game over with as quickly as possible through the first five innings, and then when the Rockies finally scored, they where sparked enough to consider trying to win the game.
However, the Mets never looked like they were interested in winning the game. There were terrible mental mistakes on the field and on the bases, awful physical errors, complete lack of effort on several plays, and overall lack of execution. Key sinners included Young, Jordany Valdespin, Daniel Murphy, Josh Thole, and Andres Torres — though I’m sure I missed a few others.
Terry Collins was thrown out of the game arguing a call that was reversed by the umpires. Often, when the manager gets thrown out, his team responds with energy and enthusiasm. In this case, they responded as an administrative staff might when their boss leaves the office early.
Remember in the first half, when the Mets lost games due to physical and mental errors, but some people were OK with it because “the boys are putting out a good effort” and not giving up? Yeah.
Why was Andres Torres trying to steal third with one out and the pitcher at bat?
Why is Jordany Valdespin — who has all of 46 games of experience in MLB — nonchalanting fly balls? Why does he not know the ground rules of his home park? Why is he running the bases like a chicken with its head cut off? His act is growing tired, and won’t be tolerated as long as his OBP continues sinking.
If you’re David Wright, do you consider signing an extension with a club like this?
The Rockies were 27 games under .500 going into this series. The Mets are making them look like Wild Card contenders.
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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.