One Hit Wonders – Mets Fall To Yankees 5-0

An article by posted on June 27, 2009

It was a tough game to watch tonight at Citi Field, as the Mets were shutout by the Yankees 5-0.

Alex Cora’s single in the sixth inning was the only hit the Mets had tonight, as the Yankees came so close to pitching the first no-hitter at Citi Field… For the second day in a row!

What I found most puzzling is that after getting shutout by Burnett at Yankee Stadium on June 16th, I expected the Mets to come out swinging, and instead they were still clueless and inept even after they got a good long look at his stuff a week ago.

Read it and weep…

NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cora, SS4010010.257
Reyes, A, 2B4000011.167
Wright, D, 3B4000011.346
Church, RF4000021.267
Sheffield, LF2000120.273
Murphy, Dn, 1B3000001.248
Reed, CF2000120.286
Schneider, C2000102.237
Redding, P2000011.091
  Stokes, P0000000.000
  Misch, P0000000.000
  a-Martinez, F, PH1000000.164
  Dessens, P0000000.000
Totals280103107 
a-Grounded out for Misch in the 8th.
BATTING
TB: Cora.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schneider.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 4.

The Mets lineup featured four players hitting below .250. Gary Cohen mentioned in the broadcast that the Mets starting lineup had a combined 21 homeruns, while the Yankees had 76. We are clearly overmatched by them.

In the last three games against the Yankees, the Mets have been outscored 29-1.

Sadly, Omar Minaya reiterated before the game that they will not be making a deal for a big bat.

Tim Redding started the game and he did battle Burnett for five innings after allowing a solo homerun to Nick Swisher, but it all came crashing down in the sixth inning when Redding allowed four hits on four consecutive pitches with the back-breaker being a three-run homer by Jorge Posada.

Not only did the Yankees maul us, but the Yankee fans mauled us too. This idiotic Yankee fan not only interfered with what looked like a certain catch by Wright, but he pounded his chest and taunted Wright after the ball was deflected to the ground. Yankee fans have no class…

The Mets are now 1 1/2 games out of first as the Phillies won 10-0 tonight.

Livan Hernandez will be on the mound as the Mets look to salvage the last game of the series tomorrow.

Okay here goes… Lets Go Mets!

There… I said it…

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