The Mets (57-65) lost to the Rockies (46-73) by the score of 3 to 1 in Citi Field tonight.
In the eighth inning, with the game tied, Josh Edgin picked up a bunt, but made a poor throw to first, allowing the lead-off runner to advance to second base. The runner moved to third on a sacrifice bunt, which Edgin could easily have thrown to third, but instead tossed to first. The runner on third then scored off a wild pitch… from Edgin.
RA Dickey pitched seven innings and let up just one run (a home run by Tyler Colvin in the fifth inning).
The Mets left 10 runners on base.
Daniel Murphy had an RBI single to give the Mets a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
For a full recap and box score, check out SNY’s In-Game Live.
Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com:I broke my remote. I’m not kidding. The ball went by Shoppach, and that was that. I don’t even know why I was so angry, at this point, but I was. It’s just so infuriating. I can handle losing… lord knows I’m used to it. What’s up, Jets? But, to lose with Little League-style mistakes puts me over the edge, I guess. I feel bad jumping on Edgin, because he’s been mostly good this season, but, damn, man, it was rough night for him. I don’t know if it was a slider or what, but Shoppach was in no position to catch it and the ball skidded by…
I have no issue with Terry Collins going with Jordany Valedspin over Scott Hairston with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning. I realize Hairston has 14 home runs, but he was hitless on the night and Valdespin has shown a knack for getting big hits in spots like that. Frankly, had it not been for an outstanding grab behind the bag by 1B Tyler Colvin, the Mets may have taken the lead. Actually, had Spin just run through the bag – and not slide head first – he probably would have been safe and the game tied… but, I retired from that side of that argument during the Roberto Alomar years, realizing it was futile.
Lastly, as if I wasn’t worked up enough already, the Phillies won, meaning they and the Mets have the same record… unreal. I miss June.
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra
The Mets play the Rockies again tomorrow in Citi Field as Jhoulys Chacin (0-3, 7.30 ERA) takes on Chris Young (3-6, 4.50 ERA) at 7:10 pm.