Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mets Lose 6-5 in the 10th Inning, Jerry's Blunder

Last night the Mets lost a hear-breaker to the Rockies 6-5 in the 10th inning on a walk off homer by Chris Iannetta off of Jenrry Mejia (box score).

Before I get completely negative, it's a good idea to point out that both Wright and Francoeur went deep last night, and for the most part were the only real offenses forces the Mets had.

I'm not going to focus on the bad outting from Niese (he was bad), or the fact that the only way the Mets tied the game was because of Colorado errors (they made 3), but a managing mistake in the ninth was a serious issue for me...

When Mike Jacobs doubled off the wall in the top of the ninth, then Manuel waiting until the count was 2-2, to run for Jacobs with TATIS!  Two problems with that: 1) Alex Cora was also on the bench, and is WAY faster than Tatis, also there was the obvious chance to pinch-hit later in the inning with the pitcher's spot coming around 2) THE COUNT WAS 2-2!

Why would Manuel decide to pinch run with the better hitter, and pinch-hit with the better runner.  Especially with the potential of the pitcher's spot coming around.  IT IS ABSOLUTELY MINDBLOWING.

And why wait until a 2-2 count, what if there was a hit in one of the first four pitches, would the run not have scored because Jerry "forgot" to pinch-run.  Regardless, it's obvious that Jerry has fallen asleep at the wheel and seriously has NO idea how to manage anymore.  I'm sorry.

Last night's loss was awful, but the decisions by Jerry were the reason.  Please, get rid of the guy before the season is beyond repair.

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