One Hit Wonders – Mets Fall To Yankees 5-0

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 Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cora, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .257
Reyes, A, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167
Wright, D, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .346
Church, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .267
Sheffield, LF 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 .273
Murphy, Dn, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248
Reed, CF 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 .286
Schneider, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .237
Redding, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .091
  Stokes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Misch, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Martinez, F, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .164
  Dessens, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 28 0 1 0 3 10 7  
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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