Today, the Mets dropped another game to the Blue Jays, this time by a score of 2-0.
Why the Blue Jays won:
Brandon Morrow was fantastic today. He tossed a three-hit shutout, just dominating the Mets. He walked one and struck out eight.
Why the Mets lost:
Say what you want about the umpires, the Mets have to score runs early in the game if they want to have success and they didn’t do that today. They had their chance in the ninth inning, even with the blown call. Scott Hairston was on third, but Daniel Murphy couldn’t drive him in.
- Ike Davis had another rough day, going 0-3 with a strikeout. He is now hitting .160…
- Miguel Batista left today’s game after pitching just two innings. He went out to warm up for the third inning, but was pulled. He may now go on the DL with a strained back. That makes two starters in a row who left early. Luckily for the Mets ‘pen, Jeremy Hefner was there to save the day.
- The Mets were saved by Jeremy Hefner today. Hefner, who was just recently called up, allowed two runs, but more importantly, pitched five innings in relief. He was very impressive and probably could have gone the rest of the game.
- The blown call in the ninth (for those who could see it PIX 11 cough, cough) was pretty bad. Although it didn’t completely blow the game for the Mets, it certainly hurt them. Runners on second and third with one out is certainly a lot better than a man on third with two outs.
- Just a side note: PIX 11 was brutal for the last two or three innings of the game. Their video was spotty and the audio was just terrible. There was a jazz station playing in the background… maybe it made this loss a little easier to swallow.