For the second consecutive game, the Mets played an extra-inning game against a superior opponent, and for the second straight game, almost unfathomably, they lost by five or more runs. On Sunday afternoon, Ramon Ramirez allowed five runs to the Dodgers in the top of the twelfth and the Mets lost, 8-3. Tonight, Tim Byrdak and Pedro Beato conspired to cough up six runs to the Nationals and the Mets lost, 8-2. Two extra-inning games, two losses by a combined eleven runs. If you map the Mets' bullpen this season onto the Step Up series of movies, these last two games are Step Up 7: The Manson, Iowa Hoedown in IMAX.
We knew it was over when...
The LOLpen came on.
- Chris Young actually had a nice start, allowing two runs on three hits while walking three and striking out seven in seven innings.
- Jason Bay went 0-for-4 and is hitting .186 on the season. As I mentioned on Twitter during the game, I still like Jason Bay, just not so much as a baseball player. I like him as a mailman, tour guide, Mountie, dog-walker. Lots of things!
- Ike Davis went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts, but his one hit was a solo home run, his fifteenth of the season, in the bottom of the seventh that tied the game at 2-2.
- David Wright hit his fifteenth homer of the season.
Nice job by Terry_is_God; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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