Curtis Granderson led off the game with a home run last night, and it was all downhill from there. After dropping the first two games of their four-game series in Los Angeles, the Mets lost again and didn’t make things particularly close in the process.
Tyler Pill, who got the start at least in part because the Mets were still using a six-man rotation, gave up a sac fly in the third that tied the game. And the fourth inning really defined the game, with the Mets loading the bases with nobody out only for Jose Reyes, Gavin Cecchini, and Pill himself to strike out consecutively.
And in the bottom of that inning, Pill gave up four runs, the last three of which scored on a Yasiel Puig home run, the home run trot of which Wilmer Flores and his teammates took issue with.
A week ago, the Mets were set to begin a four-game series against the Nationals with a tiny bit of hope that things could turn around this season. Now, they’re quickly approaching the point at which even the most optimistic would wave the white flag.
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Win Probability Added
Big winners: Curtis Granderson, +11.0% WPA
Big losers: Tyler Pill, -33.8% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Curtis Granderson’s leadoff home run, +10.6% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Yasiel Puig’s three-run home run, -19.0% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: -33.9% WPA
Total batter WPA: -16.1% WPA
GWRBI!: Yasiel Puig