Final Score: Nationals 3, Mets 1
The Mets have lost three games in a row and 7 of their last 8. They’ve dropped 4 of their first 6 series of the season.
I want to be optimistic about the 2017 Mets. Then I remember they had two good months in 2016 (April and September), and the rest of the season was filled with mediocre garbage baseball. Right now the Mets are playing the same garbage ball we suffered through last May to August.
Garbage baseball teams don’t deserve well thought out game recaps. This crappy squad gets a bulleted list of stray observations:
- Jacob deGrom was throwing gas but was inconsistent over 5.2 innings. He walked 6 while striking out 10. He gave up 3 runs on 8 hits.
- The offense managed one run on two hits.
- That’s it. There’s nothing else to talk about.
Dump Jose For New Phenom: The Mets won’t acknowledge this publicly in April, but they have to be thinking about releasing Jose Reyes and promoting top prospect Amed Rosario from Triple-A. Rosario is hitting like .350+ in Vegas (along with every other hitter on the team), but he’s definitely closer to his major league debut than we originally anticipated. And it’s not like we’re talking about a prospect that’s highly ranked on a team with a weak farm system. We’re talking about a prospect that Keith Law ranked as the BEST IN BASEBALL. Rosario has star potential, and I’m ready to see him and Michael Conforto in the same lineup.
DL Him: Can we put Yoenis Cespedes on the DL already? No? I guess we’ll just wait for Terry to start him on Tuesday against Atlanta and watch him pull up lame trying to run out a routine infield ground out.
Today: Max Scherzer toes the rubber for the Nationals as they look for the sweep on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. Nothing like some April embarrassment on a national stage.