Bartolo Colon pitched like it was 2005 all over again. The Mets couldn’t touch him up for any runs through six innings. The Yankees, however, got to Dillon Gee in the 6th inning, scoring four runs to put them up 4-0. It was all downhill from there as the Mets fall 5-2, dropping their third straight game.

 

Jose Reyes felt tightness in his left hamstring after this play in the 1st inning and left the game .

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My Reaction:

Dillon Gee was dueling with Bartolo Colon through five innings, but lost it in the 6th inning after a Curtis Granderson bomb to right field. He subsequently allowed two singles and a triple which all runners eventually came around to score. I can’t have anything bad to say about Gee. He was strong in six of his seven innings. The kid struck out seven Yankees in the first five innings. I was very impressed with him before the 6th inning and, even though he had a rough inning, pitched very well against a potent Yankees lineup.

Jose Reyes got caught in a run down in the 1st inning in which he was able to get back to first base safely. Unfortunately, he felt tightness in his left hamstring and the Mets trainer Ray Ramirez felt it would be best for him to leave the game. This injury is very frightening. If anyone remembers (who doesn’t?) the length of time Reyes missed the last time he had a hamstring injury, you should feel the same exact way as I do. The only good that could come out of him being hurt is that the Mets will have a much better chance at signing him this offseason. I’ve said it time and time again…Reyes’ success in 2011 hurts the Mets over the long haul. Not that I want Reyes to fall victim to another hamstring injury, but this may be a blessing in disguise for the Mets front office and future as a whole. Losing Reyes would almost guarantee the Mets as sellers at the trade deadline in a few weeks.

Interesting Facts:

  • Jose Reyes injured his right hamstring a few years ago and was out for a significant amount of time.
  • Carlos Beltran is batting .355 (11 for 31) in his current seven-game hitting streak.
  • Dillon Gee has now allowed 13 walks in his last 4 starts (21 innings).
  • Eduardo Nunez has hit safely in 7 of his 8 at-bats in the subway series.

What’s Next?: The Mets look to salvage the final game of the subway series against the Yankees on Sunday afternoon in Queens. Game Time 1:10 PM on TBS.

NYM R.A. Dickey (4-7) 3.77 ERA vs. NYY Freddy Garcia (7-6) 3.28 ERA

Do you agree that a Reyes injury would be the best thing to happen to the Mets front office? Speak up Mets fans.