The New York Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs in a 10-6 loss in eleven innings. The Mets were down early but rallied in the later inning, eventually tying it up 4-4 in the bottom of the eighth. They had a chance to walk-off in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and one out, but failed to do so. David Wright came to the plate with the bases full and two outs in the tenth inning only to fly out. Then it all crumbled as the Mets pitching surrendered six runs in the top of the eleventh. They fall to 71-75 on the season with 16 games left to play.
Have to say that, even though we lost, it was great to see such an emotional pre-game ceremony to remember our nation’s heroes and the Americans that perished on September 11, 2001. It really can’t get any better than that. Miguel Batista started the game and went five innings allowing four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out one. He hasn’t impressed me since joining the squad, but its good to have that kind of arm for September when games don’t mean anything. The bullpen was a bit more surprising. Carrasco, Byrdak, Beato, Herrera, and Acosta combined to pitch five scoreless innings in relief. Josh Stinson came on in the eleventh inning and looked horrible. He yielded four runs on two hits and two walks without recording an out. I’ll let it slide since every reliever has a rough outing at some point and he was point to hit a wall. I’m interested to see where he goes from here, though. Ryoto Igarashi gave up two runs afterwards. This bullpen will have to get sorted out for the 2012 season.
- Jason Bay is batting .429 (15 for 35) during his current ten-game hitting streak.
- Jason Pridie homered for the first time since May 6th. It was his fourth of the season.
- The Mets used nine pitchers in this game.
What’s Next?: The New York Mets look to turn it around when they host the Washington Nationals for a four-game series starting Monday night. Game Time 7:10 PM on SNY.
NYM R.A. Dickey (8-11) 3.47 ERA vs. WAS Ross Detwiler (2-5) 3.83 ERA