Yankees 9 – Mets 8 June 12, 2009

I’ve written before about some of the worst losses of the season. Forget that I ever wrote that. THIS game was the worst loss of the season. Basically, the Mets came back three times in the game to take the lead off Mariano Rivera in the eighth inning. K-Rod came on the get the save and gave up a hit to Derek Jeter and an intentional walk to Mark Teixeira. With two outs, A-Rod hit a pop up to second base and Luis Castillo dropped it. It was right in his glove and he dropped it. Both runners scored to win the game.

It was a stunning loss for the Mets. This makes me wonder if the Mets lead the league in brutal losses. That should be a new statistic.

Castillo is going to be right back in the dog house when he gets back to Citi Field. He’s generally played well this season after being boo’d off the field last season. But he’ll be right back in the dog house now.

6.12.09

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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.

4 thoughts on “Yankees 9 – Mets 8 June 12, 2009”

  1. Reminds me of our loss to the Phillies last year when Kelly Johnson dropped a pop-up with 2 outs in the top of the 9th which resulted in the tying run. We failed to score in the bottom of the 9th. They got 2 more in the top of the 10th then the tying run in the bottom of the 10th was thrown out for the final out of the game. It was truly humiliating.

  2. “then the tying run in the bottom of the 10th was thrown out for the final out of the game.”

    Should read:
    “then the tying run in the bottom of the 10th was thrown out AT THE PLATE for the final out of the game.”

    1. That’s a bad loss. I think every team has a few of those “killer” losses during the season. I guess the key is to try to come back strong the next day so it doesn’t fester.

  3. That’s exactly right, Dave. And the Mets did just that. Last year the Braves went on to get swept by the Phillies that series, went on a big losing binge, and that game really put a damper on the season. But it wasn’t meant to be anyway, haha.

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