Mets shame continues with Saturday decimation
New York get outscored 27-3 in their doubleheader annihilation by the Braves.
What’s Up with the Mets? ⚾️
RHPs Denyi Reyes and Reed Garrett combined to allow 11 earned runs in the first game of the twin bill
INF Danny Mendick came in to pitch the end of the game for the club and allowed eight runs in the 9th inning
LHP José Quintana pitched well in Game 2, allowing just one run over six innings, but was charged with the loss
Quintana has now gone 87 consecutive innings without allowing a home run
RHPs Drew Smith and Phil Bickford combined to allow five runs over the final two innings of relief
SS Francisco Lindor and CF Brandon Nimmo both returned to the lineup in Game 2 after sitting out their last two games with injuries
New York’s offense is 2-for-36 (.050) with runners in scoring position over their last four games and has now been shutout 13 times this season
The Mets were outscored 27-3 on the day and have been outscored 34-3 in their last three games
Roster Moves 🗞️
RHP Jimmy Yacabonis designated for assignment
OF Tim Locastro activated from 60-day injured list
RHP Tyson Miller recalled from Triple-A Syracuse
RHP Reed Garrett recalled from Triple-A Syracuse
RHP Denyi Reyes optioned to Triple-A Syracuse
Today’s Games 🗓
Match-up: Mets (52-65) vs. Braves (75-41)
Where: Citi Field – Flushing, NY
Starting pitchers: RHP Kodai Senga (8-6, 3.24 ERA) vs. RHP Yonny Chirinos (5-4, 4.83 ERA)
When: 7:10 PM EDT
Where to Watch: ESPN
What is there to say? ✍️
What can you even say after a day like that?
The Mets hit a new rock bottom in a season full of them on Saturday, as they were outscored 27-3 in a doubleheader sweep by the Braves. Losing 27-3 in football would be considered a blowout but in baseball, that is a decimation.
It’s hard to complain about it at this point — the Mets knew there would be days like this when they (rightly) made the decision to give up on the 2023 season and trade away a large portion of their veteran players. It’s just hard to believe that things are this bad.
Almost exactly a year ago the Mets had taken four-of-five against this same Braves team and looked as if they had snuffed out Atlanta’s summer charge back up the NL East standings. Now, not only are the teams not even on the same planet but I’m not even sure they currently reside in the same solar system.
Atlanta is a powerhouse with a good pitching staff and an absurdly potent lineup that was full of All Stars this season. The Mets, though, are now trotting out one of the worst rosters we’ve seen in from this team in some time ever since the trade deadline.
I don’t mean to be mean, and it’s not the players’ fault that they’re in these positions, but just look at the guys the Mets actually started in these games yesterday. Denyi Reyes? Rafael Ortega? Abraham Almonte? Jonathan Araúz? Not only did I not know some of these guys were still in the league, but I didn’t even know that some of them existed.
This is a glorified Triple-A team right now and the organization’s actions at the trade deadline would tell you that this is designed, but I’m not sure anyone truly realized it would get this non-competitive and embarrassing. At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter how the Mets lose right now, they’re into 2024 and are looking to secure a top-six pick in next year’s MLB Draft, but that doesn’t mean any of this has been acceptable to watch.
At this point, I don’t blame any Mets fan who decides to stop flipping over to SNY for the rest of the year and fills that time with more fruitful things. Go enjoy the rest of your summer — it doesn’t make you less of a fan and you’re sure as hell not missing anything anyways.
Around the League 🚩
Rays OF Randy Arozarena capped off a three-run rally in the 9th inning with a walk-off knock to defeat the Guardians, 6-5
Astros RHP J.P. France pitched seven strong innings in his return to the rotation as Houston enjoyed an 11-3 blowout win vs the Angels
Marlins RHP Sandy Alcantara threw a 116-pitch complete game, allowing just one run vs the Yankees in the club’s win