Another game another loss as Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 5-2. The game was well pitched by both starting pitchers but 3 ER’s gave the Nationals all they would need to pull this game out. The Mets offense was as invisible as ever. While Strasburg was as good as ever. Going 7 while only allowing 4 hits and 1 run with 11 strike outs.
The Mets got 6 innings from Jeremy Hefner. Giving up 6 hits 3 runs with only 2 earned while striking out 7 and giving up 2 HR’s. Tim Byrdak followed up with 0.2 of an inning allow 1 hit, 2 ER’s and a walk with a HR. The story of this game is once again the bullpen and the offense.
The bullpen again giving up more runs just killed this team. You could see it on the players faces once Byrdak gave up the 2 run bomb to LaRoche. While the offense could muster up 4 hits. With Strasburg pitching the bullpen has to hold down the fort. As usual they didn’t and as usual the Mets lose. http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120725/SPORTS/120729830
M. Morse opened the scoring in the top half of the second with a solo homerun to right. D. Espinosa then followed with a soko shot deep to right. Ike Davis then broke the ice for the Mets in the bottom half of the inning by hitting a solo shot to right. In the top of the 4th Josh Thole’s throwing error allowed D Espinosa to score.
In the top of the 7th Tim Byrdak relieved Hefner only to pitch 0.2 of an inning and give up a bomb to right to Adam LaRoche. Which made the score 5-1 Nationals. In the bottom of the 8th Josh Thole scored on a Jordany Valdespin sacrifice ground out to the pitcher. Which made the score 5-2 Nationals. http://newyork.sbnation.com/new-york-mets/2012/7/25/3186749/nationals-mets-final-score-2012-steven-strasburg-nl-east-standings-jeremy-hefner-adam-laroche
The Mets could not get anything more from there as the bats stayed quiet. As Tyler Clippard came in and closed the door. The final score 5-2 Nationals. This game wasn’t even close at anytime even when they Mets trailed by two. The magic is gone the fans never at any point felt the Mets had a chance. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8199845
WP) Steven Strasburg LP) Jeremy Hefner SV) Tyler Clippard.
Nationals- 7 H’s, 2 2B’s, 3 HR’s.
2B’s- B. Harper ( 16 ), D. Espinosa ( 26 )
HR’s- A. LaRoche ( 18 ), M. Morse ( 7 ) and D. Espinosa ( 9 ).
RBI- A. LaRoche 2 ( 59 ), M. Morse ( 26 ) and D. Espinosa ( 32 ).
Mets- 4 H’s, 1 2B, 1 HR
2B’s- J. Thole ( 10)
HR’s- I. Davis- ( 16 )
RBI’s- I. Davis ( 56 ) and J. Valdespin ( 22 )
A side note from today I talked to some fans before, durinf and after the game and they are not happy. Some calling the Mets transactions stupid, others saying this team couldn’t compete in minors. And others calling for the heads of Alderson and Collins.
These fans love their team, and pay good money to see them. Your losing them Mets their going to truly start getting upset and angry fans aren’t good for business. And they are right whoever thought this team could hold up for a full season is nuts. You had the chance to keep this team contending but you did nothing.
A quote from a fan ” They won’t fool me again if they come back with the same garbage next year i’m done ” Another quote from a different fan ” This is disgusting, all because your waiting for 2013-2014 doesn’t mean you can’t pick up a really good player this year and one next year. It could only help us in 2013-2014 but it shows us the fans that your not giving up until then. that you want to win not hope to win”.
It doesn’t have to be all in now Sandy Alderson but you could start building the stairs that leads to that house you talked about in 2013-2014. And keep leaving Wright with no protection, keep losing and it doesn’t matter how classy he is or how much he loves the fans and New York. He is a competitor, he is human we all want to win
You will lose him if you don’t start winning!
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Written by James Beck