The New York Mets were trounced by the Los Angeles Angels by the score of 14-2 on Sunday in a 17 hit barrage.
Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and wasn’t fooling anyone as the Angels punished him for nine earned runs on 11 hits including four homeruns (Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Raul Ibanez and Hank Conger) and three doubles. Colon walked two batters and was done after five innings. He saw his ERA climb from 2.40 coming into the game to 6.00 for the season.
Scott Rice, Jeurys Familia and John Lannan worked an inning each and faltered out of the bullpen allowing a combined six hits, four walks, two wild pitches. Lannan was charged with three runs, and Rice gave up a pair.
Juan Lagares had two more hits and a run scored to raise his average to .319 for the season. But the Mets had nothing else doing offensively and struck out eleven times in the game although the home plate ump didn’t help matters.
The Angels battered Mets pitching for eleven extra-base hits in the game including five home runs, five doubles and one triple.
This was brutal to watch my friends…
Note: During the game, the Mets announced they traded minor-league catcher Blake Forsythe to the Oakland Athletics for future considerations. Forsythe hit .192 with 10 homers and 33 RBIs in 307 at-bats with Double-A Binghamton last season.
Up Next: The Mets now head to Arizona for a three game set with the D’backs beginning on Monday. Zack Wheeler (0-2, 5.73 ERA) will go for the Mets in an 9:40 PM start.