Diamondbacks 5, Mets 4: Bad Bullpen Is Bad

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Jon Rauch #60 of the New York Mets reacts duirng the eighth-inning duirng the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at CitiFied on May 5, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

A strong start from Dillon Gee went to waste as the Mets' bullpen blew a 4-2 lead in the eighth inning. Bobby Parnell, Tim Byrdak, and Jon Rauch combined to give up three runs in the frame -- Rauch was the main culprit -- with some help from an ugly error by Ike Davis to start things off. The Mets couldn't come back against hard-throwing Diamondbacks relievers David Hernandez and J.J. Putz.

We (literally) knew it was over when...

Gerardo Parra made a full-extension diving catch in center field to rob Daniel Murphy of an extra-base hit to end the game. It was a fantastic grab that prevented David Wright from stepping up to the plate one more time.

What else?

Wright went 1-for-2 with two walks, raising his on-base percentage to a robust .505. Andres Torres went 3-for-4 with a double and was robbed of another hit by Diamondbacks third baseman Cody Ransom. Ike had an all-around brutal night. In addition to the key eighth inning error, he was 0-for-4 with a double play and a strikeout.

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by Brooklyn Dodgers Mets Fan; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 Brooklyn Dodgers Mets Fan 388
2 feslenraster 151
3 MetsFan4Decades 126
4 CTRefJay 118
5 aparkermarshall 118
6 TKFJ 114
7 Joveoak 89
8 sj10689 89
9 Terry_is_God 88
10 Spike Davis 80
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