Sunday, September 16, 2012

Games #145-146: Brewers 9-3, Mets 6-0

I missed posting on last night's loss and figured I could just lump it in with today's. Unfortunately both games end with the same sound: splat.

Jenrry Mejia was rocked in his first big league start in two years and New York spent all their offense on Saturday, leaving none for Sunday afternoon. The result: the Brewers taking both games and the series, 9-6 on Saturday and 3-0 today.

The Bad Stuff:
  • Let's start with the man who wants to be a big-league starter, despite his tendencies toward the bullpen: Jenrry Mejia. The way he pitched on Saturday afternoon he wouldn't make either spot on a major league roster. Mejia gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and 5 walks in 3+ innings. His ERA now stands at a terrible-but-we're-used-to-it 10.80.
  • New York's relief effort wasn't great holding back Milwaukee either, combining to let the other four runs in after Mejia's exit.
  • The Mets scored six runs in that first game but didn't leave any for today when they could have actually won: the Amazin's had just two hits and four total baserunners against Wily Peralta.
  • All of Milwaukee's runs today came from solo home runs against Chris Young: two by Ryan Braun and one by Aramis Ramirez.
The Good Stuff:
  • New York pounded out 10 hits on Saturday, including three each by Daniel Murphy and Ike Davis. Murph's double and two singles produced a couple runs and Davis added a single, double, and his 27th home run of the year to tie David Wright for the team RBI lead.
  • For all of Young's iniquities against Braun and Ramirez, he technically merited a quality start this afternoon, going 6.2 innings and allowing just 5 other hits, walking none and striking out 2.
Final Analysis:
At 66-80, the Mets would have to go undefeated the rest of the way to finish with a winning record. Think it can happen? Nope. So what's keeping us interested with football on? Try Robert Allen Dickey, who goes after W #19 tomorrow against Cliff Lee and the Phillies.


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