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Memorial Day is upon us and the Mets do not look great at the unofficial start of summer. The offense again managed to score some runs but it was deja vu for the pitching who could not hold any lead. First it was Zack Wheeler then a combination of Robert Gsellman, Jerry Blevins, and Paul Sewald allowed the Brewers to tie and take the lead late. So a series against a first place team on the road went spectacularly wrong and now the Mets take on another first place team on the road.
Overall, the bullpen was bad but once again it was Jerry Blevins who failed to get his man which led to the blow up. Blevins is at a point where he is as angry at his performances.
A.J. Ramos had been a part of the previous day’s bullpen meltdown, but there is a possibility he was pitching with an injury and he was sent for an MRI to see if that was the case.
Robert Gsellman was pulled in favor of Blevins despite having better numbers against lefties. If the Mets want to turn this thing around, they will need their manager to be less by-the-book going forward.
Wilmer Flores had a tough day before he was pulled with lower back soreness.
The Mets did get some good news regarding some of their other injured players.
P.J. Conlon was recalled from Triple-A and Chris Flexen was sent back down.
Around the National League East
Stephen Strasburg was solid in the Nationals win over the Marlins.
Around Major League Baseball
Jose Altuve’s consecutive hit streak came to an end at ten which fell just short of the record.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane wrote about Ramos’s shoulder injury.
Jorge Eckardt covered Flores’s departure from the game.
This Date in Mets History
Orlando Hernandez made his Mets’ debut on this date in 2006. He helped lead the Mets to a 7-3 victory over the Marlins.