Mets Game 118: Loss To Dodgers
Dodgers 5 Mets 4
Just when it looked like the Mets had figured out the steamroller known as the Los Angeles Dodgers, they were flattened.
Mets Game Notes
I watched from the sixth inning through the twelfth– my return from over-30 baseball wasn’t until 11:30 PM — so missed the fireworks from the juiceman and switched off the TV immediately after the beast known as Yasiel Puig crossed the plate to end the game.
Looking at the boxscore, it appears that Dillon Gee was rolling along until facing the Dodgers the third time through — what, do they follow a script? Still, Gee righted the ship and held on to the lead, continuing his remarkable string of effective outings — and he did it against a red-hot Dodgers lineup.
The key play of the game might’ve been Carl Crawford getting picked off first in the fourth, preceding a rally that could’ve turned out differently if LA had one more out to work with. The replays showed that the first base umpire botched the call, but, when the runner commits toward 2B and is so obviously fooled, it’s really tough not to call him out if the play is as razor-close as that was — it’s not unlike a throw beating a runner being an automatic out, even if the tag is not applied.
What more must Andrew Brown do to get more regular playing time?
Did anyone else gasp when Carlos Marmol connected on what turned out to be a long fly ball in the bottom of the tenth?
I would have watched the entire game and provided better commentary, but I need to prep my CEO for Bloomberg on Thursday morning (she goes on at 2:15 PM, on “Money Moves,” if you are interested in wine investing), and, well, sleep is more important than thoroughly evaluating a team that won’t be playing meaningful games in September. Please fill us in with your comments and get the conversation going. Many thanks.