Sunday, August 7, 2011

Another Loss to Braves, Mets Lose Reyes and Murphy

While driving back from the bagel store with my morning coffee listening to the radio, WFAN's Howie Rose calls Jason Heywood's solo HR putting the Braves up, 1-0, TOP 2nd.

Jason Bay continues his hot-hotting with a single up-the-middle to extend his hitting-streak to nine games, he would later score in the bottom half of the second thanks to a base hit by Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee...Nick Evans would eventually cross the plate as well giving the Mets a 2-1 lead over the Braves.

SNY reports Jose Reyes out of today's game with a stiff left hamstring, MRI pending, this is not good news for Mets fans. BTW, Mets have lost four Sundays in a row.

As a wild pitch uncorked by Gee proved costly, the Braves were able to tie up the ball game as Jose Constanza, who moved to third on the WP, scores on an unsuccessful double-play attempt to get the speedy Michael Bourn at first, BOT 4th, 2-2

The situation for the Mets goes from bad to worse as Dillon Gee fails to retire Jason Heyward, walking him with 2 outs which leads to back-to-back HRs, a 2-run shot by Alex Gonzalez and a solo blast off the bat of Jose Constanza, 5-2 ATL TOP 5th

Feels like another loss?? Very depressing, I am very close to turning this game off after witnessing Carrasco's terrible pick-off attempt of Michael Bourn.

I decide to give this game one more chance and it pays off, for now, with runners on 2nd and 3rd, Daniel Murphy produces a squibbler down the third-base line allowing Jason Bay to score...Willie Harris, playing for the injured Jose Reyes, plates another run with a single out of the reach of 2nd baseman Dan Uggla, 5-4 ATL, TOP 7th

Acting as the Mets 4th second baseman of the game, Daniel Murphy's knee is caught between second and the base runner's spike, Murphy is taken out of the game with the help of his trainers, awaiting the extent of the injury...Manny Acosta gets out of the inning unscathed.

Head's up play by Bay as he steals second uncontested, Angel Pagan records a sinking liner that dips under the glove of LF Martin Prado allowing Bay to score the tying run, 5-5 BOT 7th...

anxiously awaiting word on Murphy's status

A make or break at-bat for Bobby Parnell as PH Brooks Conrad is caught looking leaving runners on first and third, the score is still tied. TOP 8th

As predicted, Chipper Jones slaps a single to right field scoring the go-ahead run, TOP 9th, 6-5 ATL

Bobby Parnell slips and falls as the Mets experience another "crushing defeat."

No comments:

Post a Comment