The Mets had their opportunities to do some damage tonight, but instead they fell to the Yankees 4-2 for their sixth loss in their last seven games.
Dillon Gee took to the hill and pitched surprisingly well. Sure, he got himself into some jams, but I liked the way he weaved in and out of trouble and kept the Mets in the game. His one costly mistake was a hanger to Mark Teixeira who ripped a two-run homer down the line that put the Yankees up for good. Chit happens. Gee toughed out seven innings and allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five. With some timely hitting, Gee could have easily won tonight.
Bobby Parnell came in for the eight and of course he was tagged for a home run by Curtis Granderson to put the Yankees up 4-2. I jokingly tweeted this right after that bomb:
Is Mark Simon incredible or what? He actually did find some data and surprise, surprise, Parnell is as hittable a fireballer as my eyes told me he was. Thanks, Mark.
Alright, lets talk offense – what little of it there was. The Mets scored both of their runs courtesy of homers by Omar Quintanilla in the third inning and David Wright in the sixth. That’s all I got for you…
I’m really starting to dig shortstop Omar Q… He’s a scrappy little player… He had a couple of hits tonight and he’s batting .344. What’s not to like? He’s actually the leading vote getter for shortstop in the Triple-A All Star Game. I wonder how that’s gonna work out?
Would you believe me if I told you that Ike Davis was on base three times tonight? I wouldn’t lie to a few thousand cool Mets fans like you. He had a single and two walks, and I sensed an ever so-slight improvement in his at-bats.
Jason Bay? What an absolute disaster this guys is. He chokes the life right out of this team’s offense. He went 0-for-4 and he’s batting .211 and still searching for his first hit since coming off the DL. Maybe he has a hang-nail that’s bothering him…
Andres Torres just missed getting a Golden Sombrero tonight, only three K’s tonight instead of four. He’s batting .204 and 12 for his last 79. Why in the world is he still here?
Here’s a dumb idea… Torres is striking out at about the same rate as Matt den Dekker… Lets kick Torres to the curb (or the bench) and usher in the den Dekker era. Why not, he almost made the team out of spring training when Torres got hurt anyway. The Mets went eenie-meenie-minie-mo and chose Kirk Nieuwenhuis instead. Could he do any worse than .204? He leads the league in batting, slugging, OPS and highlight reel catches. Bring him on!
Well, that’s all I’ve got to say, and I don’t really do Game Balls, I’m just covering for Satish. You’ll have a normal game recap again starting tomorrow.
We’ll try to avoid being swept by the Yankees tomorrow at 1:05 PM. Jon Niese locks horns with Andy Pettitte and it should be a good one. LGM