Mets get run over by the Brew Crew again in another listless loss
The Mets have been outscored by the Brewers 19-0 and haven't scored a run in 20 innings
What’s Up with the Mets? ⚾️
The Mets got torched again by the Brewers 9-0 in Milwaukee on Monday (Box)
Max Scherzer allowed back-to-back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning, all on breaking balls
The Mets have allowed seven home runs to the Brewers in this series, have been outscored 19-0 by Milwaukee over the first two games, and haven’t scored a run in their last 20 innings dating back to Sunday in Miami
Both Jeff McNeil and Brandon Nimmo notched three hits - Starling Marte and Eduardo Escobar had the other two
The Mets have not recorded an extra-base hit in this series
Injury Updates 🏥
RHP Tommy Hunter was placed on the injured list on Tuesday with back spasms
INF Brett Baty suffered an injury to his surgically repaired thumb while swinging in a game for Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday. He will undergo diagnostic imaging today
Roster Moves 🗞️
Mets selected the contract of RHP Denyi Reyes from Triple-A Syracuse
Transfered RHP Bryce Montes de Oca to the 60-day injured list
Today’s Game 🗓
Match-up: Mets vs. Brewers
Where: American Family Field - Milwaukee, WI
Starters: LHP David Peterson vs. RHP Corbin Burnes
When: 1:40 PM EDT
Where to Watch: SNY
Quick and painful once again for the Mets… ✍🏻
These are not the kind of games I like writing about. It’s happened two days in a row to boot.
It was quick and painful for the Mets. Last night’s thrashing took a mere two hours and 17 minutes to wreck the Mets boat.
The Mets have been outscored 19-0 in this series. They haven’t scored a run in 20 innings. They continue to be who knows what against left-handed pitching, even those in the middle-of-the-pack. Max Scherzer hit yet another wall in the sixth inning on Tuesday, much like he did on Opening Day in Miami.
And on this day, it was newly acquired Brooks Raley, their lone left-handed reliever in the bullpen, who poured fuel on a fire which seemingly started before the Mets took the field on Monday night in this series.
The amazing thing about this series so far is, they were outscored 19-0 in the series first 16 innings. On Tuesday, I wrote about the Mets been unprepared for the game they got smoked in on Monday by a score of 10-0. It was more of the same for the Mets on Tuesday when they just looked so flat and the at-bats were largely filled with negative results and soft contact short of big days from both Jeff McNeil and Brandon Nimmo, who not only played their part but hustled and grinded their way through some of the ugliest brand of baseball this club has played in a couple of years.
Look - it’s not the losing. They’re not winning every game, and they’re not going to get torched in every game they lose, either. They’re going to struggle at times. I’ve seen enough baseball since 1985 to know that even the best season can be filled with a bad stretch. It’s about what I said yesterday - at least compete and be prepared. Show a pulse. That hasn’t happened over the last couple of days.
When a team has a -19 run differential to another club over 18 innings, it’s hard for anyone in that room to dispute that claim. And it’s a little early in the year to show up at the ballpark completely flat against another opponent.
That’s one major concern of mine.
The other one is this continued ineptitude against left-handed pitching. This time it was veteran Wade Miley who dazzled the right-handed version of the Mets lineup while throwing the kitchen sink at the Mets with no pitch exceeding 90 mph among the 79 he threw. I mean, to be fair, the Mets aren’t hitting anyone right now but it’s the second time in their first six they’ve been shutdown by a left-handed starter, and the only two times they’ve faced a left-handed starter.
The reason I bring this up is because the Mets claim to have this elaborate plan to solve their problem against left-handed pitching, that which plagued them for a good chunk of last season. A lot of that has to do with their DH platoon, which to be honest doesn’t really exist because they don’t have a right-handed hitter for that spot currently on the active roster, and Daniel Vogelbach can’t hit left-handed pitching whatsoever.
But so far, it looks like more of the same against left-handed pitching, which I suppose stands to reason because it’s more or less the same group of people. That’s not meant to serve as a discredit to those who are there - they have a lot of very good, contact-centric players who for whatever reason are struggling against left-handed pitching as a group.
It’s just that they needed one more piece to help in that regard. They most certainly tried - it just didn’t work out in one of the weirdest ways one could possibly imagine.
Anyway, what is anyone supposed to say to this group of players over the last couple of days? It’s most certainly not time to hit the panic button, these are (very) highly paid professional players, most of which are veterans and many of which have been in a rut like this before.
And, the Mets could still come away with a winning road trip today if they can wake up and show up to American Family Field this afternoon.
It’s just frustrating to see pits like this, no matter what time of year. Again, it happening this early is a head scratcher for me. These kinds of ruts always seem to be saved for mid-year when a team’s identity has already been formed. They’re better than this, we all know it (no matter what you might be thinking and saying to me on Twitter), and they will turn the page soon enough.
They need something good to happen today. They need one of those cruise control, “ok now we can breathe” afternoons on getaway day.
Again, be prepared, and show up.