Game Recap: Angels 14 – Mets 2

The Angels homered five times — four off Bartolo Colon — as they drubbed the Mets for 14 runs, winning the game 14-2 on Sunday afternoon. >> Read the full recap on SNY.tv



Need to Know: Colon gave up back-to-back-to-back home runs in the first inning, with Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez homering. Colon stuck it out through for five innings, allowing nine earned runs.

David Wright and Daniel Murphy were both ejected in the seventh inning after arguing with the homeplate umpire Toby Basner. The Mets had been complaining about the strikezone for most of the game, and both got ejected after a called strike three to Ruben Tejada.

Scott Rice was tagged for two earned runs. John Lannan gave up three earned runs, including a two-run home run.

The Angels picked up 11 extra base hits, with four doubles, two triples and five home runs.

Juan Lagares picked up his fourth multi-hit game of the year with two singles. He scored one run.

Eric Young Jr. and Wright had the only RBI for the Mets.


What’s Next: The Mets travel to Arizona to play the Diamondbacks on Monday night, a 9:40 p.m. start.




172 comments
Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Two weeks into the season. What have we learned?


1. The Grandy-man can't (with apologies to John Sterling)

2. We have no shortstop.

3. We have no left-handed bullpen

4. We have no lead-off hitter

5. Jose Valverde=Armando Benitez.

6. You NEVER walk the bases-loaded with a guy having control issues

7. The team DOES have some fight. But that and $2.25 will get you on the #7 train.

8. A healthy salad might be a good option for Bartolo

9. More games like this and Keith is gonna start talking about sanitary socks again.

10. I kinda miss Chief Noc-a-Homa.

metfan1969
metfan1969

One game at a time.............next. A loss is a loss. Whether its by 1 or 10. 

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

It's ok I see fight in this team we got punched in the mouth tonight we needa come out swinging and when CY gets back with his hot bat we will have a legit team

Matt Dignan
Matt Dignan

These losses are not a great start, but I see a sense of team unity, and chemistry that I had not seen in a number of years. 

stemog
stemog

These types of losses happen 4 or 5 times during the course of a season. Can't dwell on them. Move on because we aren't getting it back.

Shawn R. Babcock
Shawn R. Babcock

Just a bad day. I know the thing to do is blow it out of proportion, but ehh, I can't do it.

Bartolo had a bad day. Fine.

The young ump started calling the low strike and fell into not being able to find a pitch that was low enough to be a ball.

A lesson. Don't call a low strike in the first inning, and then feel the need to go crazy with it all game. It can easily get out of control...and stupid...which it did today.

eric88
eric88

Scott Lannan is better than Montero and DeGrom ?

Scott Miller
Scott Miller

Sandy is a good GM but he's gonna leave as soon as he can. An $85 mil payroll is a complete joke. Colon would have been a great signing if Alderson were working w the amt of money that is necessary to run a baseball team in NY.

Paul Garvin Kuhns
Paul Garvin Kuhns

Okay so both are lefties suck...They should call up Matz as I have been saying since spring training. Great Lefty, good stuff, has had injury problems so pen limits his innings. He was man-handling MLB players all spring I dont think he gave up a run in over 10IP. We should just carry one lefty, scrap Rice and Lannan. There is a reason why Rice never made they minors till last year...Lannan got cut by the PHILLIES!?!? Why would we pick him up when he got cut by another lousy team. Call up Walters or Degrom for the other spot.

Nicholas Vargas
Nicholas Vargas

What's up with Basner? Looking suspect during the national anthem.

Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith

It's not so much about losing after all these horrific seasons it's more about the way we lose.  Bartolo is a hilarious figure when he's tossing the ball to himself and smiling and having bunt strikeouts but when he allows 9 earned in 5 it gets pretty irritating to watch.  In his defense, his mother is very ill, but I'm not sure how much of a factor that is considering he shut out the Braves within days of finding out.  Murphy is a good hitting second baseman, but Ron Darling put it best when he essentially said that he is a selfish batter.  He doesn't like to walk and will sacrifice a good team at bat for a strikeout that otherwise would have raised his slugging percentage. At leadoff, I would be ok with EY bunting literally every at bat.  No one is immune from the stink - Wright hasn't even been playing well.  Things will get better though and I'll be here to see it, whenever that happens.

greekgod
greekgod

The only way to stop the insanity is not go to a game.....the only way!

Ahmed Kamel
Ahmed Kamel

I was at the game today. Wow. Just wow, this offense is putrid. The thing is, we never can get it together!! D'Arnaud hits, and Wright and Granderson don't. However, after being there today, you've got to tip your cap to the Angels. It may only be for one day, but that's what will happen when the Angels click. They absolutely smoked the ball today. It was crazy to see the difference between them and the Mets. They were smacking the ball around and hitting with runners on. And The Mets, well, a little single here followed by a double play there, a little single there followed by a strike out there. Nothing, no consistency. I did not see one difference from last year. Same old BS.

greekgod
greekgod

The next 3 games will tell the story for  the rest of the year if we play over or under .500 ball. 

dannym28
dannym28

FYI for a guy who is in fifth place in baseball over the last 2 years in WAR, 8/138 is a steal considering how much the others are being paid

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

I don't think Scott Rice has been a major league pitcher since around last June or so.  This isn't reactionary but him and Lannan both look putrid right now.

xplr
xplr

This team is not constructed to score runs. I'm hoping for the best, but considering the lack of spending by the Wilpons, I'm not optimistic. Is this team ever going to spend money to fill our numerous holes?


I doubt it.

xplr
xplr

Mets really rounding into form....

chasesimms
chasesimms

Nice to see Wright and Murphy get mad. I will say that.

chasesimms
chasesimms

Did I see that Trumbo has 6 homers already this season?  Another guy the Mets could have had.  

eric88
eric88

We will disagree on them good part. I just do not see it. I think he has been vastly lacking.

eric88
eric88

I think the Wright you are referring to is not there anymore.

Olerud42
Olerud42

@dannym28  I agree Danny. The Wright contract is pretty good compared with, say, Cano (holy hell) or Cabrera (holy holy hell).

Olerud42
Olerud42

@BringBackDaveTelghe  Agreed, especially about Lannan. I know he had a few good innings yesterday, but overall he's just been dreadful. 

xplr
xplr

@BringBackDaveTelghe  Yep. Add in Tejada, all our first basemen and most of our bullpen. Most of these guys are, at best, backups who can fill in for a week or so. Unfortunately, we have them all in key positions due to the Wilpons absolute refusal to put a major league roster on the field.

Olerud42
Olerud42

@ifti99  Hopefully they will spend when it is wise to spend. I didn't love any of the assets on the market this year. 

Olerud42
Olerud42

@brockl  And none of that may have equalled the 5+ WAR that Wright has been worth the last two years. It may have, but it may not have. It really would have depended on how well the prospects did. 

dannym28
dannym28

@brockl  a yankees fan could have said the same about jeter but there is other factors involved 

xplr
xplr

@BringBackDaveTelghe @ifti99  Ok. That gives us another 25MM. probably would not have signed Granderson. That makes 43MM to spend. We could have had Cruz instead and a real SS. Figure that costs 16-18MM. With 25MM left, I'd get a FB and invest the rest in bullpen help. That would probably get us to around .500. By next year, with Harvey and Syndy, we could actually contend. 

Olerud42
Olerud42

@brockl  I believe the culture of losing comes from much higher up than TC. Like, FW & JW higher up. 


Hey, if the Mets could hire a Joe Maddon I'd be all for it. I'm not committed to TC. Like I said, he's average to me, pretty replaceable. Nevertheless, even with Joe Maddon, I think the team wins maybe 2 or 3 more games, at most. Certainly doesn't make them a contender, let alone .500.  That doesn't mean you don't do it though, but if anyone here is seriously holding onto the notion that replacing TC could ever possibly make this team a contender, I think the notion is laughable. 

Olerud42
Olerud42

@brockl @Olerud42  I'd say he's about average. I'm not against replacing him with a better option, but it's not going to improve the team's record significantly. 

Olerud42
Olerud42

@brockl @Olerud42  I'd say it's pretty rational to compare them, especially considering the Mets would possibly be five wins worse depending on what we traded Wright with. 

Olerud42
Olerud42

@brockl @Olerud42  Like I said, having your all time best player locked up for life has intrinsic value, at least to me. If he's an albatross at the end, so be it. 

Olerud42
Olerud42

@brockl  I don't know how you could argue that Wright's contract is criminally irresponsible in any MLB context. He's been worth his weight in WAR. If Wright didn't produce, that would be one thing, but he maximally produces.

Olerud42
Olerud42

@dannym28 Agreed Danny. Winning is a lot but it isn't everything. There is value in locking up a franchise player who will go down in history as your all time best position player. Not only tangible financial value, but intangible, intrinsic value. I love the idea that Wright is a lifelong Met, as our all time best position player. That IMO made it worth keeping him rather than trading him. Sure, it's possible a trade would have resulted in more team WAR and therefore more wins, but it's not a guarantee. 

qualcomm
qualcomm

@brockl "A team with the Mets' payroll having $35M a year committed to those two is criminally irresponsible"

That's fair.

It's also irresponsible to have a billion dollar asset compromised by allowing personal financial struggles to stunt it's growth.