Mets Game 33: Loss To Marlins

Marlins 1 Mets 0

Mets swept by the Fish and sink one game below .500.

Mets Game Notes

Didn’t see this game, either, as I have a day job.

From the box score, the storyline remains consistent: again, the Mets squander strong starting pitching due to an inability to score runs.

Mets pitchers limited the Marlins to three hits. However, Marlins pitchers limited the Mets to two. Mets pitchers struck out 10, but walked 6. Meanwhile, the Mets lineup struck out only a half-dozen times, but walked only once while seeing a paltry 106 pitches (Marlins forced Mets pitching to toss 147).

So what happened to the philosophy of being patient / deep counts / taking walks / etc.? Seems they either walk in situations when a hit is needed, or they don’t walk at all.

Please, if you saw the game, post your comments. If my DVR worked, I’ll watch and add more here later.

Next Mets Game

Mets take a travel day on Thursday and return to Flushing to host the Phillies on Friday night. Jenrry Mejia takes the hill against The Pitcher Formerly Known As Fausto Carmona (Roberto Hernandez … but not THAT Roberto Hernandez).

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  1. Ytrade41 May 7, 2014 at 7:38 pm
    Draft a true New Yorker letter telling the Wilpons to sell the team-that letter I’ll gladly sign
  2. FL Met Fan Rich May 7, 2014 at 9:41 pm
    Has anybody seen “Basement Bertha” lately?
  3. pat brady May 8, 2014 at 12:58 am
    Well, there’s always next year has turned into there’s always the next decade. Now we’re onto “there’s always the next owners” :-/
  4. argonbunnies May 8, 2014 at 4:37 am
    I’d watched almost every inning of every game this season, but after the Mets offense rolled over for the final 8 innings of Monday’s game, I didn’t watch the rest of the Marlins series. I didn’t have a specific reason why, but I just felt like they weren’t going to hit.

    Having been proven right, I’d guess in retrospect that the telltales were:
    1) lots of swinging
    2) failing to catch up to fastballs
    3) swinging at sliders as if they’re fastballs, which indicates starting too early
    4) with d’Arnaud’s stretch of competence over, the bottom of the lineup is 3 automatic outs again
    5) David Wright is still using the Bad David Wright swing

    Very sad to check out the replay and see that Lagares’ most important throw of the year was his worst. Classic “pressing” sign, there, and it wouldn’t surprise me if that’s the team’s mindset right now.

    Hopefully against the Phillies they can bring it back up to 2 or 3 runs a game, and win the ones they pitch well.

    • Craig May 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm
      David’s swing is still out of kilter, however, for years he has had no one to protect him in the line up. He tries to do too much for the team, he takes being Captain seriously and rightfully so.

      Will Flores hit well enough to off set his lack of range at shortstop? Let’s hope so. He’s got to be better Quintanilla.

      Time for a new hitting coach with a different philosophy.

      Keep Goodwin and Teufel, kiss Collins good bye.

  5. Stephen May 8, 2014 at 9:37 am
    How do you take out Torres a sinker ball pitcher to put in Farnsworth who hasn’t seen a ground ball in 15 years when the ONE thing you can’t have is a SF? TC is so over his head it hurts.
  6. friend May 8, 2014 at 5:29 pm
    Looks like Omar Quintanilla has been designated for assignment. I was hoping for a better opportunity to present my comment, but due to the increasing likelihood that I may never get one, I will present it now. Here then is my nerdy and subtle nickname for him: Omar “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Mantequilla” Quintanilla. (Please somebody get it!)
  7. gary s May 9, 2014 at 9:10 am
    They cut Q last year.. Than after a whole off season to find a back up ss, they resigned him. would not be surprised if he is back in a month or 2..Collins loves these kind of players..They remind him of himself when he played..No hit, no field..Maybe Q can replace Hudgens as the hitting coach.