April 8th, 2015

Final Score: Mets lose 2-1

Jacob deGrom was good today, but when your facing Jordan Zimmerman, “good” just isn’t good enough. deGrom was a victim of a first inning two run home run, coincidently, it was the only time in the game the Nats would score.

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The game was delayed one hour because of an “impending” storm that never came. Honestly, this game was not good for the Mets bats. They barely hit on Monday, scoring on three un-earned runs. They stringed together a few hits in the second, and then, the game went into a stand still. The game only lasted 140 minutes, and there was little to no clutch hitting for either club after the second. The Nationals got runners on in three consecutive innings, and couldn’t get a runner to third base. The Mets only opportunity came in the 7th, with Wilmer Flores batting with Kirk on second base, this was an area that I wanted the Mets to work on, capitalizing on errors. They did this twice on Monday, but couldn’t come through on a Uggla mistake today. They are 2 out of three.

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Overall, I am a tad disappointed with the Mets bats so far, especially after all of this praise on Kevin Long. Cuddyer has looked “uncomfortable” like Keith Hernandez noted, Granderson is hitless, Murphy seems a bit tight, and Wright is over swinging a bit.
I hope that the Mets can still re-bound for tomorrow, Harvey returns to the mound on SNY a 1:10pm, he opposes Stephen Strasburg.

Game 2) Mets at Nationals- dePitcher is batting deEighth

“deRoy” Jacob deGrom, enteres his sophomore year after pitching to a 2.69 ERA and a 9-6 Win & Loss record. deGrom was very sharp in Spring Training, his velocity is up from last fall, and deGrom’s complete composure is almost impossible to find anywhere else around the league. He will be facing the beat-up Nationals lineup that is identical to the lineup given on Monday. The Mets lineup is also fairly similar, with deGrom batting eight, a la Tony La Russa.

Mets- Jacob deGrom (0-0) 0.00 ERA

Nationals- Jordan Zimmerman (0-0) 0.00 ERA

Mets

Curtis Granderson, RF

David Wright, 3B

Lucas Duda, 1B

Michael Cuddyer, LF

Daniel Murphy, 2B

Juan Lagares, CF

Travis d’Arnaud, C

Jacob deGrom, RHP

Wilmer Flores, SS

Nationals

Michael Taylor, CF

Yunel Escobar, 3B

Bryce Harper, RF

Ryan Zimmerman, 1B

Wilson Ramos, C

Ian Desmond, SS

Dan Uggla, 2B

Tyler Moore, LF

Jordan Zimmermann, RHP

You can watch the game on SNY and listen on WOR radio 710AM.