In two Fenway Park matches this week, the Mets team looked more than amazing. Before and after was a completely different story.
On Thursday night, most Mets hunters were able to trade seats with cardboard cutouts on the stands, and few would have admitted the difference.
But on the second straight night, the game was for late night and Mets couldn’t deliver. This time, they left the eighth loaded base, losing to the 4: 2 Red Sox at Citi Field.
After an effort to push Matthew Barnes into the 37th time, Andres Gimenez hit the eighth final to advance to the finals, wasting Mets’ chance of returning. Yoen Cespedes came out of the eighth Barnes Bat Square to load the foundations. Pete Alonso was drilled by the step and JD Davis broke up.
At the second hour of the night, Michael Conforto failed to deliver the game. After the right-handers were 3: 1behind, Conforto beat Barnes with two runners. On Wednesday, Conforto hit Brandon Workman with a 90th loaded base, contributing to the loss of the Mets 6-5.
Just adding to Thursday’s suffering, Edwin Diaz allowed him to run down the ninth path in two walks, a single and a battered dough, leaving with the loaded bases and one of him. It was Diaz’s last flop that saved Saturday’s defeat for the Braves team by allowing a home race with Marcell Ozuna with two results in the ninth. Paul Sewald helped stop Thursday’s mess by entering the last two races without another point score.
Veteran Leftas Martin Perez, who reached 5.12 ERA last year and retired to an equally awful start this year, was disappointed with Mets by limiting himself to two runs in two strokes and four walks in a 5 ² / n lead. Jeff McNeil’s two singles (one of which didn’t come out) were just Mets hits against Perez.
The Mets (3-4) lost the second truth and will play six games in a row on the road starting Friday in Atlanta. They broke up four games against the Red Sox, winning two games in Boston.
In the moderate performance, Steven Matz took 5 ¹ / ₃ bushings and allowed three earned runs from eight strokes in two walks and three strokes, leaving 104 points each.
Matz flew through his first four cuts, scoring 80 points and making it to the 3-2 hole on Christian Vazquez’s second game home. It was a terrible two-point blow to the left field that carried through Davis ’head. The blast was Vazquez’s third in two days – he went deep into Seth Lug the night before to tie the game in the seventh game.
Vazquez’s second Thursday turned 0-0. Xander Bogaerts hit a field chip that led from the edge.
In the second introduction, Matz threw a 2-1 substitution in the middle, which Vazquez threw solo solo. Matz also allowed access to the outdoor field and a walk in the burglary before escaping.
The McNeil cycling single in the third introduction gave Mets an advantage over Perez. Wilson Ramos and Alonso walked in the training, and Brandon Nimmas hit the field. McNeil introduced the opposite field left, giving the Mets a 2-1 lead.