The Least You Should Know:
Collin McHugh started for the Mets and he was great – he allowed just two hits with a walk and nine strikeouts in seven innings.
Bobby Parnell allowed the go-ahead run to score thanks in part to a misplay by Jordany Valdespin in centerfield off the bat of Tyler Colvin to leadoff the eighth inning.
The Mets went 0-for-18 with runners on-base today.
The Mets scored five runs in the four games against Colorado, and they have now scored two runs or less in each of their last six games.
For a full recap and box score, check out SNY’s In-Game Live.
Michael Baron, MetsBlog.com:I really don’t know what to say at this point. Not only did the Mets offense put up yet another anemic display, but they ran the bases poorly, Jordany Valdespin couldn’t get down a bunt in a key spot, and just didn’t do the little things in general. It’s day-after-day of the same old story, and it’s a very tired story at that. Every time I think they have reached a low point, they go even lower. They are listless as a team, and it’s just a sad state of affairs overall. Unbelievable.
If there’s one positive on the day, it’s Collin McHugh. He was fantastic. He threw strikes, used all of his pitches, and he looked so confident even though he was making his big league debut today. It was also great to see his parents embrace after he retired his final batter in the seventh inning. Too bad his team couldn’t get him a couple of runs – he deserved a win today.
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra:
The Mets open a three-game series with the Astros tomorrow night at Citi Field, with Jon Niese facing Jordan Lyles at 7:10 pm.