Mets Game 48: Loss To Diamondbacks
Diamondbacks 2 Mets 1
At first, this seemed like it would be a high-scoring game. Then, it seemed like no one would ever score again.
Mets Game Notes
There may be worse offensive teams in MLB, but so far, we haven’t seen them. But, we’ll see the San Diego Padres in a few weeks.
Rafael Montero pitched brilliantly against an aggressive Arizona club, striking out 10 in 6 innings. However, the Mets couldn’t get another runner to cross the plate against Bronson Arroyo nor any other Arizona pitcher, so the teams remained tied through the next seven innings.
Neither team lacked baserunners — but neither could get the big hit to drive them home. The Mets ground into 5 double plays, a crazy amount on its own, but even more remarkable considering that the Mets went into the game grounding into the second-least amount of DPs in the NL, and hitting the second-least amount of ground balls in general.
Just when you think Daniel Murphy is about to take a stride forward defensively, he fails to execute something fairly simple. Maybe David Wright threw a hard slider to Murphy? It was the second dropped throw from Wright to Murphy in a few days.
I don’t know how Alfredo Marte made it this far with his approach and swing. Though, I’m not sure swinging at everything can be described as an “approach.” With the wild swings he takes at pitches outside the strike zone, and the way he pulls his head out, it’s remarkable he ever makes contact against a Major League pitcher.
Next Mets Game
Dice-K takes on Zeke Spruill in the latter half of this double-dip.