Mets Game 123: Loss to Rockies

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.

Next Mets Game

Game three of this four-game series begins at 7:10 p.m. on Wednesday evening. Matt Harvey goes to the mound against Jeff Francis.

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  1. DaveSchneck August 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm
    The game was atrocious. The franchise is atrocious. There is no end in sight to this atrociousness.
  2. murph August 22, 2012 at 1:42 am
    By definition, pathetic could mean having a capacity to move one to either compassionate or contemptuous pity.
    Which type of pity do you think the Mets deserve?
  3. Jake August 22, 2012 at 2:29 am
    I was at this game, David was the only player to show up to the game today, they made me wonder if LLWS teams could beat them at this current moment in time. That being said, I think if Wright resigns, they have enough raw talent that in a few years with a Wheeler, Harvey, Niese pitching staff, they could make a serious run.
    • Mike B August 22, 2012 at 8:20 am
      Yum that koolaid looks so good your drinking. The idea wheeler and harvey are going to change this team is just dead wrong. They have no position players, actually they have one and the chance of him playing here in the future is 50/50. If they dont sign him in the off season it will be 25/75. This team will look exactly the same for the forseeable future, maybe worse I am sure they wont start so good next year.
      • DaveSchneck August 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm
  4. Micalpalyn August 22, 2012 at 5:55 am
    At all-star break many writers were touting Terry a a manager of the year candidate……………
  5. Micalpalyn August 22, 2012 at 5:56 am
    Why would DW comeback?
  6. NormE August 22, 2012 at 7:16 am
    Except for an occasional look-in my focus will be elsewhere.
    As for DW, the Mets will make him a below market value off in the off-season. He will refuse. Alderson will have to trade him or watch a replay of the Reyes scenario.
    The Wilpons have to go! Bud Selig cannot allow his legacy to include turning the Mets into a AAA franchise.
  7. Steven August 22, 2012 at 8:44 am
    I think that we will see the Reyes scenario. Unfortunately even though treating Wright is the right thing for the organization since it will never be able to sign him the problem is that even if they pay right market there’s not enough money to upgrade the team to be a contender during the next three years which will be Wrights prime There are a lot of teams that are contenders that would love to add Wright. Unfortunately two are in our division.