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MLB: New York Mets at Toronto Blue Jays Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Mets Many Blue Jays Few

Oh, I’m not going to recap that mess. Just a couple of points:

  • Chase Anderson had a 4.9% walk rate before tonight. He walked 3 of 15 today so that’s 20%. I thought he walked more than 3.
  • Anthony Kay had the same trouble with the strike zone. 2 walks, but seemed to fall behind every batter he faced.
  • There was a fly ball that our outfielders couldn’t see and had it drop for a hit.
  • There was a ground ball, with the bases loaded that should have been an easy 6-2-3 double play but Danny Jansen couldn’t catch the throw home from Santiago Espinal. Instead of getting 2 outs we got nothing, a run scored, and the next batter Dominic Smith hit a grand slam. It was a good throw, no reason why it wasn’t caught.
  • And Lourdes Gurriel missed a catch in left. Being fair he made a pretty amazing catch coming in on a ball in the first inning.
  • Vlad drove in our run, with a hard hit single off the right field wall. They didn’t show him running out of the box, but it he was going hard, it would have been a double. Randal singled and stole second to set up the run.
  • Jacob deGrom is as good as advertised.
  • Jake Waguespak did a nice job in relief, trying to get so some innings for us. I imagine he’ll be sent out after the game.
  • Ken Giles pitched in the eighth. He gave up a home run to the first batter he faced. I saw a couple of 95s but he seemed to be leaning on the off-speed stuff.
  • Santiago Espinal pitched the ninth. He gave up a run, but threw strikes.
  • No Jays of the Day. I think each of us that watched that should get one.
  • Suckage? All the Jays. By the numbers: Kay (-.230 WPA) and Anderson (-.200). I’d give one to Jansen for that error. The game wasn’t close enough for a batter to get the number.

From Minor Leaguer:

We had 521 comments in the GameThread. Pretty impressive for a game that was over early. I led us to crushing defeat. Never again will I have wine to start the game.

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1 Tom Dakers 82
2 EMK19 61
3 Alan F. 59
4 DangYouToHeck 58
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6 FlipDown Shades 27
7 Sniderlover 24
8 fishedin 21
9 HeyBoyBlueisBack 21
10 Link Floyd 21
11 TerryPlaysTheGameTheRightWay 15
12 radivel 15
13 Belisarius 15
14 Matt W 14
15 yyzcalifornia 10