In my opinion, that sucked.
The Mets offense had plenty of chances today to put Jair Jurrjens away. After Ike’s HR in the 2nd inning, the Mets had 1st and 2nd with 0 outs and couldn’t score. After Wright’s RBI double in the 3rd inning, he got thrown out trying to score on Ike’s single. After Wright’s RBI single in the 5th, the Mets had runners on the corners with 0 outs and couldn’t score. After Kirk’s RBI single in the 6th, the Mets had two on with Murph and Wright coming up and couldn’t do anything. Two guys got thrown out at home.
So frustrating. I haven’t hated Tim Teufel this much since Game 1 of the ’86 WS. I’ve been bitching about the LOB number since Opening Day. Bay left 3 on today, Duda 4, the team itself left 11 on base. You have to find a way to get those runners home.
And not that it mattered because every time the Mets scored, the Braves not only answered but DOUBLED what the Mets scored that inning. If the Mets scored once, the Braves put up two runs. If the Mets scored twice, the Braves put up a 4-spot.
As for Dickey, his knuckler didn’t have it today and that’s the problem with a pitch like that. When it’s on, it’s nearly unhittable. When it’s off, the batters tee off.
And from a fantasy standpoint, if the Braves were going to win, why could Jurrjens stick around for the W?
Oh - and fucknut Bay made another error. So there's that.
This was a winnable game and a really frustrating one to lose.
Game 12: Braves 14, Mets 6
Mets 2012 record: 7-5