BUFFALO — Mathematically still alive, the chances of a slimming playoff at Mets were realistically left at the bottom of Lake Erie on Sunday using this latest cracker.
With 13 games left, does anyone believe that this inconsistent group can win 10 and infiltrate the National League’s eight-team postseason field?
Last week’s lineup reached full potential and started running in a bushel, spattered against left-handed starting pitchers for two consecutive days. And there was a bullpen-like meltdown that had become so commonplace for the team that they lost to the Blue Jays in Sarenfield 7-3.
Even Todd Frazier, who is forever optimistic, was practical in assessing Mets’ chances.
“You have to stand in front of three or four teams. It’s not fun to know that even if we win, we may not win the game.” That’s what we have to win. , And the hardest part, knowing that the other pieces of the puzzle must be placed. “
Mets was only three games after the Giants in the loss line of NL’s second wildcard Bath entering Sunday night, but Rockies and Brewers were in front of them.
Mets (21-26) continued this road trip in Philadelphia on Tuesday, with the Phillies team fighting to claim an automatic playoff berth attached to the division’s second-place finish.
Bloodbluff’s 6-minute meltdown gave Mets a chance to win the series. A veteran rescuer entered at the 2-1 Blue Jays and began walking on the loaded base before he was taken away. Jared Hughes forced a run by walking in Jonathan Villar before Sannago Espinal offered a knockout punch in a three-run double.
“I couldn’t put the ball on the plate and didn’t get a swing early in the count,” Blatch said. “I’m pretty weird. I can’t go out like that, especially when I need a game like today.”
Hyunjin Ryu processed the Mets, scored 1 run with 8 hits, and walked 2 innings with 7 strikeouts. It came the night after another veteran left-handed Robbie Ray frustrated Mets by allowing one run over six innings. Mets fell to 6-13 against the Lefter Starter this season. They are 15-13 against right-handed starters.
David Peterson survived five innings and won two runs with three hits and two walks. The rookie left-hander made the first ugly start of the season, no innings against the Phillies, allowing five runs in two innings.
Peterson surrendered a two-run home run to Lourdes Gurriel Jr., leading the Blue Jays 2-1. Peterson finished fifth on the 81st pitch, but manager Luis Rojas chose Bluff.
“His pitch limit was 90 pitches, the third time halfway through the order. We felt the real goodness of having a bluff that matched left-handedness with true goodness,” Rojas said. ..
Dominic Smith’s first RBI single gave the Mets his first run, but Frazier was caught between third base and the plate and was thrown backwards, stalling his chances of a big inning.
“This kind of event will challenge you, especially at this point in the season,” Lohas said. “There are 13 games that need to be cleaned up.”
Mets ends with a series against the Phillies, Braves, Raises and Nationals. Of those teams, only National will be removed from the playoff hunt.
“There are so many talents here, it’s just a matter of joining two games together, and two can quickly turn into three and three into five,” Brach said. Said. “We’re all doing our best. It takes all three or four phases of the game to start the game. Today, obviously, that performance disappointed the team, but it happened one after another. I think it’s just that. “