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The Mets fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks by a score of 5-4 tonight, in a very Metsian fashion, here is your totally awesome recap.
This game started off looking like another one of those nights, as Dillon Gee wasted no time allowing a second inning two-run home run to Cody Ransom, putting Arizona up 2-0. In the third however, the Mets would score four runs on a Scott Hairston double, and Ike Davis RBI-ground-out, and a base-hit for Andres Torres, who seems to be settling in quite nicely.
After that, the game went into a bit of a lull. Gee would pitch through the sixth inning, striking out six while walking three, not allowing another run.
In the 7th, Captain Fastball himself Bobby Parnell came into the game, and got a smooth 1-2-3 inning. Read more on him below, he is really starting to grasp how to be a pitcher and not a thrower. If he is able to do that, there is no good reason that he can’t be a good closer for this team.
In the 8th however, the Mets would encounter some trouble. with first and second with no one out, Tim Byrdak faced Miguel Montero. Some gutsy pitch calling and execution (two high fastballs in a row), would help them get that elusive first out, and Terry would go to Jon Rauch. On the first pitch Paul effing Goldschmidt (insert pun on his name here) would hit one into the gap to tie the game.
It wouldn’t end there, as of course with the Mets bullpen it has to be in sucktastic fashion. A Cody Ransom RBI single and the D-Backs had regained their lead. The bottom of the inning wouldn’t go without note, as the Mets would get first and third with two outs, and Thole would rip one to left-center that would hang up juuust long enough for Jason Kubel to catch it.
Does anyone else want to rip their hair out watching JJ Putz pitch? No? Just me? Don’t judge…
If Dillon Gee is going to make it as an MLB pitcher, he is going to have to keep striking out batter like has a the last few games, especially if he is going to pitch for a team like the Mets that is sub-par defensively. Dillon did a good job of mixing his pitches tonight, as his 4-seamer was his fourth most used pitch, after the two-seamer, the curve, and the change. Kudos to you Dillon.
Andres Torres seems to be settling into his role, and running with it. a very good 3-4 and a near home run is quite the night for our center fielder.
Not feeling particularly witty, but hey look on the bright side! Miguel Batista is in our starting rotation! Stop throwing things at me! Ow!
The Mets will try to snap this losing streak tomorrow as Johan Santana takes on Patrick Corbin at 4:05.