"This is fundamentally a game for the scrap heap." — Keith Hernandez, 7th inning
Chris Young had a perfect game through five innings. The Mets scored a run in support that at least made it look like the team would not lose if Young pulled off the virtually impossible feat. And then the game went down the tubes in a matter of seconds in the top of the sixth inning.
The Rockies got an infield single to break up the perfecto, and after another single, Young fielded a sacrifice bunt and threw it over Daniel Murphy's head. One run scored on the play, and three more runs scored in the inning. The Mets went on to make several other awful plays in the game and went on to lose.
We knew it was over when...
Young's error plated the Rockies' first run of the night. The way the Mets are playing, it was obviously going to be all downhill from there.
- Andres Torres was a dead duck in a rundown in the bottom of the fifth, but he was called safe by the second base umpire as he slid back into second base despite the fact that he was tagged by Jordan Pacheco. The third base umpire correctly overturned the call after the Rockies complained. Terry Collins came out to argue the revised call and got ejected.
Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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