The New York Mets (60-67) were left feeling completeLee shutout by the Philadelphia Phillies (82-44) in a 10-0 loss on Monday night.
Rookie-starter Dillon Gee (L, 11-5) was roughed up, as the righty matched a career high six walks tonight, and that does not help in a winning cause-especially against a team like the Phillies…who have great hitters from top-to-bottom of their lineup. Gee also gave up eight runs on seven hits.
Right now the Mets need an intervention, they need to call up a young player from the minor leagues or try to do something to rejuvenate this squad.
They are a team without fire, belief or hope as there now seems to be a dead energy surrounding this ball club.
It was going to be a rough night to begin with as the Mets were facing Ace Cliff Lee (W, 14-7), but having guys not paying attention continues the ’little black cloud’ that is following this team.
The Mets had two bright spots as both Ruben Tejada and Lucas Duda continue to grow in front of the eyes of fans everywhere.
Tejada made a great diving grab in the bottom of the third inning, as the young shortstop was running after a foul ball hit by Chase Utley. Ruben ran at top speed heading into foul territory, and proceeded to dive past the tarp on the third base side-to make an amazing grab.
The shortstop also had a fine day at the dish, finishing with two-of the-five Mets hits. As for Duda, he also continues to impress with each day with the big club, as he was able to notch a hit against one of the National Leagues’ best pitchers in Lee.
Duda also continues to impress with his versatility as he is able to play both first base and right field in his starts with the Mets.
New York will look to starter Jon Niese (11-10, 4.05 ERA) to steer this Mets ship back in the right direction. Niese will take on Vance Worley (8-1, 2.76 ERA) who may not be known, but is just as talented as the rest of the Phillies rotation. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.
Written on August 22, 2011