It was a roller-coaster ride for the Mets in Atlanta last night that culminated in a 9-8, extra-inning loss to the Braves.
After battling back from a 6-2 deficit to take a 2-run lead, Terry Collins handed the ball to his closer Francisco Rodriguez (who had saved 19 straight games coming in) with the hopes he would close things out and the Mets would conclude their road trip with a record of 7-3. Instead K-Rod blew it, and in the 10th D.J. Carrasco balked home the winning run for the Braves.
With the loss, the Mets dipped below the .500 mark (34-35) yet again, which has Craig at his wits end. Boomer chose rather to focus on the positive, pointing out the Mets completed the trip with a 6-4 record. With the LA Angels and the Oakland A’s up next at Citi Field, the Mets are still a relevant team, which is something.
As for the Yankees, they handed the ball to a guy named Brian Gordon and allowed him to make his first major league start. He did not factor in the decision, allowing 2 runs in his 5 1/3 innings of work, but Bret Gardner made Gordon’s Yankees debut a memorable one by coming-up with a game-winning single in the bottom of the 12th. Craig said it’s typical, while the Mets implode the Yankees do what the Yankees do.
Craig also referenced David Tyree and used his video, speaking out against gay-marriage, as an example of why athletes should never comment on issues in society, as the former Giant receiver made some disturbing comments on the subject…