Last Night Was An Epic Fail On Many Fronts For The Mets
Saturday’s marathon was the longest game ever in Citi Field history and the longest in the majors since April 17, 2010, when the Mets beat St. Louis, 2-1 in 20 innings. The previous long at Citi Field was October 3, 2010, a 14-inning, 2-1 loss to the Nationals.
Saturday was also tied for the fourth-longest game in franchise history and the longest since the April 17, 2010 game in St. Louis. The last home game to go at least 20 innings was the longest game in franchise history, a 25-inning affair on September 11,1974 vs. St. Louis. Yesterday’s contest was the third-longest home game in franchise history. The other games of at least 20-innings are below:
The Mets went a franchise-worst 0-19 with runners in scoring position in Saturday’s 2-1 loss. They had gone 0-15 twice, last on May 30, 2006 vs. Arizona. Since 1974, only two other teams have gone hitless in at least 19 at-bats with runners in scoring position: Boston at New York, April 24, 2004 (0-19) and Pittsburgh against San Diego, June 11, 1977 (0-19.
Over the last 22 home games, the Mets are hitting .158 (26-165) with runners in scoring position and for the season they batting .237 with runners in scoring position this season. The Mets also stranded 22 runners on base last night, prompting manager Terry Collins to say:
“I wish I could give you all the philosophies we talk about, the things we go through, moving runners over, productive outs, using the field to hit, but the bottom line is we’re just not getting it done,” Terry Collins said. “We’re not doing the things that got a lot of us to the big leagues. We’ve got to be better than that. I wish I had an explanation.”
Over the Mets’ last 19 games at home, dating back to April 25, the club is batting .200 (129-645). They are 5-14 during this span and are averaging 2.2 runs (42 total) per game.
Last night was an epic fail on many fronts for the Mets…
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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