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Final score: Orioles 11, Mets 2—Means to the end

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The Mets looked lifeless as the Orioles beat them by a wide margin.

Baltimore Orioles v New York Mets Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Michael Wacha was awful, Robert Gsellman wasn’t much better in relief and ultimately the game with an injury, and the Orioles defeated the Mets easily in an 11-2 blowout tonight at Citi Field. Wacha gave up five runs, four of them earned, in just four innings of work before Gsellman gave up six runs in three-and-two-thirds innings before leaving the game.

Despite the fact that Orioles starter John Means entered the game with an 8.10 ERA, the Mets’ right-handed-heavy lineup did very little. Jake Marisnick hit a solo home run in the second, and Jeff McNeil hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth.

Whatever hopes the Mets had for making the vastly-expanded playoffs this year are very quickly evaporating.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by stickguy; his effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. stickguy: 131
  2. MetsFan4Decades: 84
  3. deegie: 54
  4. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 44
  5. AnneInFlushing: 33
  6. The Glider: 25
  7. Kepler: 23
  8. LaRomaBella: 21
  9. A$$InTheJackpot: 21
  10. doctor prancer: 19