Dillon Gee was great until he threw the ball into center field attempting to begin a double play in the top of the 7th, leading to the go-ahead run scoring. Other than that, Gee has pitched extremely well as of late and here's to that continuing.
The team kept battling back, first tying the game at 1 on Lucas Duda's solo shot. Then, Scott Hairston just keeps on crushing the ball in his limited time up to tie the game at 3. The bullpen, however, specifically Jon Rauch, could not hold it there and gave up a 2-run home run to Allen Craig. We tried to come back one more time with a run in the bottom of the 8th, but could not tie it. Rauch apparently has tenderness in his elbow which will be checked out. Yes, with how good we can be, the bullpen is a concern. They have 5 of the last 7 Mets losses (Rauch has 4 of those), but I have a feeling the bullpen will settle down as the season continues. And when they do, it's going to be sweeeeeeet.
Look at that photo up there. That's David Wright readying to throw his helmet down after he stranded the tying run on 3rd. That's the kind of expectations he, the entire team and ourselves have for this squad right now. 3 out of 4 wasn't enough. We wanted that sweep and we wanted it badly. We couldn't get it, however, and will brush it under the rug as a crucial stretch begins.
The Mets commence a huge road trip tonight in Washington, DC. At 7:05PM tonight, Right-handed Chris Young will make his season debut against righty Jordan Zimmermann. I have no concerns about this series. We can take on anybody, and as I say today on Rising Apple: Bring On the Nationals.
LET'S. GO. METS.