Mets keep predictably finding Amazin’ new ways to lose
The New York Mets suffered yet another heartbreaking loss on Wednesday night, blowing yet another three-run lead to drop their third consecutive game to the Atlanta Braves. This loss, however, was particularly tough to swallow as they held the lead in the ninth inning, only to surrender four runs and lose the game 13-10.
This is a team that has been stuck in quicksand for weeks now. No lead is ever big enough, no cushion ever secure enough. They have now lost three straight games when leading by three runs or more, something that has never happened in their 9,699-game history.
“We’re frustrated. You can sense it. You can see it. We’re a good team and we’re not doing what we’re capable of doing,” said reliever David Robertson after surrendering the game-tying home run in the ninth inning.
The Mets had a chance to win it in the 8th inning, loading the bases with one out. But they were unable to deliver, striking out twice to leave the lead at just one skinny run heading into the ninth inning. It was not enough, as the Braves rallied to win the game in dramatic fashion.
This was a crucial series for both teams, with the Mets hoping to close the gap in the NL East and the Braves looking to solidify their position as a top team in the division. The Mets played well throughout the series, but were unable to come away with a victory.
There are still 99 games left to play, and the Mets are still within striking distance of a wild card spot. However, they need to start winning games if they hope to make a run at the postseason.
Q: How many games have the Mets lost when leading by three runs or more?
A: The Mets had never lost three straight games when leading by three runs or more before this series.
Q: How many games are left in the season?
A: There are still 99 games left in the season.
Q: Are the Mets still in contention for a wild card spot?
A: Yes, the Mets are still within reach of a wild card spot, but they need to start winning games to make a run for the postseason.
The Mets continue to discover new and unsurprising methods of losing in an impressive manner.
The New York Mets’ recent series against the Atlanta Braves was a rollercoaster of emotion, with the Mets blowing leads in all three games to ultimately lose 13-10 in their final matchup. For a team struggling as much as the Mets have been, no lead is ever big enough and no cushion is secure enough. “We just couldn’t get that last out,” their manager Buck Showalter lamented. This trip was supposed to be different, extra special, especially compared to last season, where the Braves easily won the division. But instead, despite leading in every game, the Mets squad lost all three games in the series. It doesn’t instill much confidence for a team that is currently closer in the NL East standings to Washington than they are to the Braves. Baseball looks very hard for the team right now and they have to wait for the official diagnosis of their best player, Pete Alonso, who missed the final game with a banged-up wrist. Jeff McNeil, last year’s MLB batting champ, has also been struggling lately. Despite all that though, the Mets and their fans still have 99 more games to play this season.