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Well That Was Unbearable

Pete Alonso and Starling Marte are not on the IL, not apparently out for weeks or months, but day to day. And that was the good news from MetsWorld for Wednesday night.

Seriously, if you got the injury update and then went to bed, you were the smart one. Because the game was a disaster. Chris Bassitt, who started the season looking like Max Scherzer‘s icy lieutenant, got mauled by the Padres, with Jurickson Profar a particular offender. Bassitt’s on a lousy run, the kind pitchers get stuck in now and then — lets assume it’s nothing more than that. The Mets lost by 11 runs, had five hits — compared with three errors — and the only suspense was whether J.D. Davis would wind up pitching. (He did not.) Oh, and Khalil Lee made his season debut, which I guess was something.

Anyway, it was a lousy night, and I hope for your sake it unfolded while you were asleep or elsewhere. Day off tomorrow. They could use it; so could we.

4 comments to Well That Was Unbearable

  • Eric

    After 59 games last season, the Mets were in 1st place by 4.5 games, so a 7 game lead is better. On the other hand, the Braves have started their perennial charge to the top earlier this year. Phillies are now 2 games from crossing the .500 threshold to concern.

    I was hopeful for a 6-4 road trip, which can still happen if the Mets finish it with the Angels losing streak intact. But I’ll settle for 5-5, Braves gaining fast notwithstanding.

  • mikeL

    i crashed early, awoke to 7-0…which morphed into 11-0 and it was off to bed. flashback to so many failing campaigns, we got this one out of the way before the break. we get mcgill back tomorrow nite. let it be a blip, because suddenly the girardi-free phillies are on the move. heal up fast pete and starling!

  • Seth

    I’m hoping tomorrow night is more (Polar) bearable. Also Scherzer is closer to returning.

  • eric1973

    Good one Seth.
    Would love to smash Thor on SUN nite!