Prosperity can be fleeting. It's often over in no time for the Mets. Usually it is a bullpen.
Within 24 hours, they went from a good feeling to the sixth win in eight games, were defeated in a makeshift double header, and disappeared again .500.
In both cases, the bullpen delivered the dagger and ruined potential victories. First it was Edwin Diaz who extended the lead on Thursday night before the game was interrupted due to heavy rain, and then, after resuming the game on Friday, gave Paul DeJong a run for the tenth out of five possible missions -Defeat.
DeJong met another Mets arsonist in a nightcap and returned from Jeury's Familia to meet the Cardinals on the eighth round as well, and Dexter Fowler shot a three on the former. Complete the ugly inning and send St. Louis a 9: 5 victory.
The Bullpen ruined the seventh inning rally in three races, with Wilson Ramos giving the Mets a run of two or two runs. The Mets helpers have proven to be doing well, wasting strong start pitching and clutch rallies. The ugliness of Friday was just the latest example. In a recent 2-5 road trip, the bullpen gave two large protrusions in crushing losses. Diaz prevailed on May 29 with three runs against the Dodgers and the Bullpen scored a 1
"You want to win these games. You have to win them if you're a good team, but we did not do the job, "said manager Mickey Callaway. "We have had some of those who have hurt us in recent weeks."
A few minutes after losing in Game 1, Pete Alonso responded to a tweet by Kevin Clancy of Barstool Sports, who wrote that he was upset when the first baseman of the Mets got the referee to play the game last night To try rain. After the Cardinals tied it to Diaz, the game was delayed and even postponed to Friday.
"Are you kidding? Why are you mad at me for trusting my teammate? Alonso tweeted. "I'm a damned competitor and I'm going to lead my team over somebody else every day." A real Mets fan does not talk like that. Clean it up. #YaGottaBelieve. "
Steven Matz finished well in Game 2, as most Mets starters did recently, only three hits over six innings. He made a terrible mistake when he hung Jose Martinez on a 3-2 curveball that led to a three-run homer. He was behind in fifth place and scored his first homer of the year. The Mets took the lead in the domestic half of seventh place. Ramos picked up Dom Smith and Todd Frazier, who were ransacked and grounded, and suspended a two-legged single-to-right mission from former Mets farmer John Gant. Familia was hit deep by a 1-0 slider from DeJong. Even after Familia Yadier Molina conceded a one-two and Harrison passed Bader, Callaway stayed with the right-hander, who had fired backwards. Fowler took him in deep, resulting in a stadium full of boos as Familia's ERA rose to 6.91.