Murphy, Jose hurt, Parnell blows it again, Met lose 6-5

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The Mets season was greatly altered in today’s game. Like…:

  • Jose Reyes left the game very early with a tight left hamstring, the same one that landed Jose on the DL last month. It seemed to be a mild pull, but it required Jose to visit the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York for an MRI. The Mets are still waiting on the results.
  • Daniel Murphy tore up his left knee as he was taken out by a Jose Constanza slide into second base. Murphy was immediately taken out of the game and looked like he was about to cry as he was helped off the field by trainers. According to MetsBlog, he will likely go on the DL.
  • On top of all this, the Mets lost the game 6-5.

Here is a summary:

Dillon Gee started against the Braves today. He started off the first inning well, taking care of the Braves in the first inning. His counterpart, “rookie” pitcher Mike Minor, did the same.

Then, in the top of the second, Braves outfielder Jason Heyward hit a long home run to center field to put the Braves up 1-0. In the bottom of the inning, the Mets scored two runs on a Dillon Gee liner to left field that scored Jason Bay and a pinch hit RBI single by Willie Harris that scored Nick Evans. He was hitting for Jose Reyes at the time, who had just left the game.

The Baves scored again in the top of the fourth on a failed attempt to turn a double play against Michael Bourn, who was safe by a mile. Everything was executed correctly, but Bourn is just THAT fast. The Braves scored again in the top of the fifth on a 2-R home run by Ale Gonzalez and a Jose Constanza bomb into the right field bullpen that put the Braves up 5-2. The Mets battled back in the sixth, scoring two runs on singles by Dan Murphy and Willie Harris. They also scored again in the seventh on an Angel Pagan double.

However, Bobby Parnell came in to pitch the ninth, and as always, he was scored upon, giving up a run on two hits. In the bottom of the inning… Craig Kimbrel happened.

With the loss, the Mets are now nine games back in the Wild Card standings. With the losses of two of the top five batting average leaders in the National League, in Murphy and Reyes. That was hard to say. Well, now it seems the season is over, especially if Murphy and Reyes go on the DL, which is likely to happen in the coming days.

Amazin’ Avenue wrote an interesting recap, citing all of the positional changes Terry Collins made to deal with the injuries. It’s a long list.

About Connor O'Brien
I'm a 17 year-old blogger, high school student, and lifelong Mets fan. I've been blogging about the Mets in some form or another for about four years. I embrace the new age, sabermetric way of thinking, but also recognize the importance of scouting and player devlopment.

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