Saturday, August 12, 2023

This was not a Football Game - The Mets Lost to the Atlanta Braves 21-3

I had the misfortune of being at this game played 12 days after the trading deadline.  Brandon Nimmo and Francisco Lindor were nursing minor injuries and were not in the lineup.  Most players were recently recalled from the minor leagues or castoffs from other teams.  Those included starting pitcher Devi Reyes, outfielders Abraham Almonte, D.J. Stewart, Rafael Ortega, and relief pitchers Reed Garrett, and Josh Walker.  When the Mets were behind 13-3 infielder Danny Mendick was brought in to complete the game.  He gave up eight runs in the ninth inning as the Braves were taking batting practice against him.

The only highlight of the game for the Mets was a three-run homer by Daniel Voglebach.

This was the worst Met game I've seen in person over the 61 years of the franchise.  The full and partial season ticket holders are really shortchanged by the tanking strategy of the management.  Time will tell if the eight prospects acquired will work out.

Game Recap  read it and weep.

The Mets also made a slew of roster moves:

The Mets made a slew of moves before and after the opening game. With Reyes on the active 26-man roster, New York designated right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis for assignment early Saturday afternoon. Yacabonis pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief in Friday’s 7-0 loss to Atlanta.

Following the game, the Mets optioned Reyes to Triple-A Syracuse, recalled right-hander Tyson Miller from the same affiliate, reinstated outfielder Tim Locastro from the 60-day injured list and designated for assignment Almonte.


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