In the ninth inning on Tuesday, David Wright struggled to field a ground ball and turn a double play, which allowed the eventual winning run to reach second base.
“It just bounced a little more than I thought and it got me in the heel,” Wright said after the loss. “I’m not sure if we get both outs, but we definitely get the out at second. I wish I could have caught it cleanly.”
Josh Edgin let up a game-tying solo home run an inning earlier.
“We gave this away,” Wright added.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
Wright’s missed opportunity at second and Edgin’s home run are bad, but that isn’t why the Mets lost this game. The far bigger error came in the third inning, when they had bases loaded and no outs, but didn’t score. They were 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position through the first five innings. They scored 29 runs in five games at Citizens Bank Park. I’m hoping last night was a hiccup, and not the start of another down cycle, especially being so close to .500 again.