Game recap: A’s 6 – Mets 2

Recap: The Mets dropped the opener of their five-game California road trip, 6-2, to the Athletics on Tuesday in Oakland.


MLB: New York Mets at Oakland Athletics


Need to Know: For the first time in six games, the Mets registered more than four hits. Travis d’Arnaud’s fourth-inning solo homer put the Mets on the board, but Oakland rallied in the bottom half of the frame against Mets starter Dillon Gee. Coco Crisp’s two-out, three-run triple broke a 1-1 tie, giving Oakland the lead for good.

Gee allowed four runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings, falling to 4-6. Scott Kazmir picked up his 14th win, moving him a tie for most in the American League. Kazmir allowed one run and four hits in six innings. Josh Reddick also struck a two-run home run in the eighth.


Game ball: Crisp had two hits and the game-breaking triple, as the A’s leadoff hitter boosted his average to .257.


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What’s next: The Mets will close their two-game series in Oakland on Wednesday, sending Zack Wheeler (8-8, 3.49) to the hill. The A’s will counter with Jeff Samardzija (5-9, 2.96) at 3:35 p.m.

 




62 comments
isledogs19
isledogs19

Another game ball to the opposition? idiots, you are to politcally correct you whimp.


semperfi
semperfi

Collins is a joke, everyday is a lineup nightmare that he actually puts thought into putting together, I love Duda and the job he has done as part of one of the more successful platoons in MLB but the guy is hitting .150 against leftys after 77 ABs with a .208 slugging pct and 1 Hr and he is in the 4 hole on a team struggling to score runs, Cambell at 1B against Leftys, it's worked, why change one of the few things that have worked, deDekker was hitting .275/.375 against leftys in AAA, he should be leading off, not Lagares, bring up Reynolds who is hitting .340 to bat 2nd and put Wright on 15 day DL, let him heal is shoulder and his head, dArnaud is definitely capable of .275 25hr and 75+ RBI next year

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Team well on the way to a 68-win season--which might be enough to get TC canned. No one wants to be accused of agism but it's got to be clear to anyone who has watched this team for the past few seasons that Sandy and his demented management cadre are just clueless. We all know the litany of failure--especially with regard to position players. And now we have to look forward to Curtis Granderson striking-out five hundred times in the next three seasons. For his next bit of strategy Sandy will call-up Bobby Abreu and Omar Quintanilla after September 1. Hey, Kyle Farnsworth isn't doing anything. Maybe he'd like to return as well.

Missingshea
Missingshea

Dump Collins!! Enough is enough. 8 games below .500. and this clown is pretending they are in the hunt. Lets see some fire Collins signs in the stands (and some we want Wally's) for the remainder of the season. Come'on we can put some pressure on and have a voice. As mad as I've ever been at Mets management. This can not continue another year when we are really only a couple pieces away from contending. I truly believe that. Now lets get a new manager to fire this team up next year

Jeff Robins
Jeff Robins

Yes, Travis d'Arnaud sucks. What do many fans really know about baseball? Go Travis!

birtelcom
birtelcom

Travis d'Arnaud becomes the youngest Mets designated hitter to hit a home run.  At 25 years, 191 days old he is  more than 2 years younger than Chris Carter, who was 27 years 268 days when he set what had been the Mets record for youngest DH with a homer.  


Overall, d'Arnaud is the 12th Met to hit a homer as a DH.  Mike Piazza had nine homers as a DH for the Mets, Carloses Beltran and Delgado, and Gary Sheffield, each had three DH homers for the Mets.  Matt Franco and Chris Carter each had two.  Five guys, in addition to d'Arnaud, have one DH homer for the Mets:  Lucas Duda (earlier this year), Bernard Gilkey, Cliff Floyd, Andrew Brown and Mark Johnson.          

Bob Seltsam
Bob Seltsam

News FlashAnother August/September of meaningless baseball for the Mets!!

Frank Kajtazi
Frank Kajtazi

Well as usual,once the 3rd week of August starts,the Mets lose every game.I bet we end the season in last place!

jsecurity
jsecurity

Terry, since they won't fire you, please consider resigning.

rock44
rock44

Cheer up fellow Mets fans. This is the best thing that could happen. A long losing streak and last place finish is the only way to stop Sandy & Co. Can't take any more talk of run differentials and 1 run loss record. The lying and spin must stop.

matmil
matmil

Hey 74 I 'm hoping the Mets can sign somebody this year who is named after a breakfast cereal. Maybe somebody named Flake or Crunch would do it.

mets74
mets74

Good thing Coco Crisp is now batting .257. I was worried about him. 


Howard McDonald
Howard McDonald

Totally unbearable to watch this pathetic & sluggish offense doing nothing. What's today's spin on Terry Collins' "great managing strategy"?

matmil
matmil

A complete collapse, which is what seems to be happening, should be the undoing of TC. There is no upside to this season if they finish last and could really effect them badly next year. This young team needed to see some success , instead they got little help from management and are now in a downward spiral. Sad to see and disheartening to players and fans alike. The only signal fans can send to Mets management is an empty stadium for the last 5 weeks of the season. Lets hope it forces change and new management takes a different approach to building an offense.

Eric Iverson
Eric Iverson

Just bench wright and play for worse record possible. Teams not going anywhere. Maybe in off season trades are made and team improves

Zach14
Zach14

Islanders got new owners today. When will the Mets follow suit??

Max Denby
Max Denby

I'm not even mad any more.  Terry sucks.  Team needs power.  Not much has changed. 

Doubleday
Doubleday

"We will go out and play because that is what you pay us to do, but we don't have to win for this guy." Let the silent mutiny continue.

ponzies86
ponzies86

Open up those fat wallet Wilpons!!! Take a dam page out of the Yankees book and go out and sign some talent with power!! And not washed up talent either. I would've been happy if they had sign Cano last off season! This team needs real talent.

matt greco
matt greco

seriously considering wearing a brown paper bag to go along with my #FireTerry #SellTheTeamNow sign for friday night...

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

What more is there to say? This is one of the worst Mets offense I've seen in my life.

ctsteve
ctsteve

Mets whiff thru the 9th inning to drop another game. Are these guys demoralized beyond hope?

1harris1
1harris1

I guess Terry's "let's win 7 out of 8" didn't quite work out.  He'd really be better served at these post game pressers by saying as little as possible.  It's not as if anybody takes him seriously to begin with.

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

When does the jets season begin?

Vincent Santiago
Vincent Santiago

@semperfi They changed it because Duda needs to learn to hit left handed pitching and 12 games out means they should experiment.  Cambell is not a starting player but Duda is the starting first basemen and your starting first baseman who hit 21 home runs should be given the chance to get comfortable hitting lefties.  


Once again I'm sick of hearing how Duda has to be comfortable.  The guy should just be given a hug before he gets to the plate. 

matmil
matmil

He's gonna resign and go back to making 50 grand a year. I don't think so.

matmil
matmil

Somebody named Fruit Loops at shortstop would give this team some serious mo.

matmil
matmil

He tastes great too

matmil
matmil

@Howard McDonald At this point Howard his best bet is to throw darts at a board to make out his lineup. Nobody is hitting. Pitchers must be drooling to get a shot at pitching against this team. 

matt greco
matt greco

@matmil i doubt they'll finish last.  the phillies are really pretty bad.

shoes
shoes

@Eric Iverson Don't think Wright playing has any effect on the offensive output of this team. Playing through an issue, and being unproductive for a long stretch because of it, is no virtue. He should go on the DL, get healthy and THEN come back. He is not helping the team at this point.

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Alen Teplitsky
Alen Teplitsky

@ponzies86 the yankees suck this year too with all the money they spent

ellsbury is good

tanaka is on the DL

pineda on the dl

cc on the dl

beltran is in negative WAR

mccan is a 1WAR player being overpaid


yanks will probably end the season under .500

Then you weren't around in the 90's

jsecurity
jsecurity

He couldn't get a job for $50K. That's why he should resign.

mets74
mets74

@matmil How about Ka Bume? let's see if someone can figure that out and/or remember that cereal.

matmil
matmil

@mustang66 I worked on Citi when they built it and grew up in the area. I don,t get how Wilpon gets access to the surrounding area. If true than why has nothing been done yet? Do you mean they get first shot at buying the properties? The buildings across the creek seem to be doing well. So that area might be a real money maker. A lot of mob money owns most of the land there and it would be a real free for all when it begins.

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

@thecasuaLGM No I mean Im so done with these guys that I just want to watch the jets instead

thecasuaLGM
thecasuaLGM

@Kyle Ely @thecasuaLGM the jets would certainly be the less frustrating of the two to watch