Now I guess six of the runs scored in Jose Reyes’s one inning of work. So the scored might’ve ONLY been 19-4 if the Mets hadn’t brought him in to pitch.
Seriously though, WHAT HAPPENED to this team?
I know they were sellers at the deadline, but the guy they started, Steven Matz, is supposed to be a part of their core-4 pitchers. Dude only lasted 0.2 innings and gave up 7 runs!
And against a Nationals team that seemed like they were quitting just a day before when it was reported that Bryce Harper was available — which turned out to not be the case (or the Nationals changed their mind at least).
Either way, this is going to be a very long two months for the Mets and their masochistic fans.
Only way the Mets could salvage viewership is by bringing Tim Tebow up, but in case you missed it or forgot, he had surgery on his hand and is out for the year.
All that leaves Mets fans with is Jacob deGrom, who will continue to spin gems but get zero run support. My guess, he finishes the year with 7 wins and a 1.79 ERA, which I never thought was humanly possibly at the Major League level, yet here we are.