New York Mets: Sunday’s Doubleheader Disappointment to the Yankees

New York Mets, Edwin Diaz

After a terrific start to their five-game series against the New York Yankees, the New York Mets continuously beat themselves towards the end of the series. The bullpen disappointed the Mets in both games of the doubleheader, setting their season back even more.

The Mets were in a perfect position to turn things around from Saturday’s loss with a five-run lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. Jared Hughes and Edwin Diaz combined to allow five runs in the inning, including an Aaron Hicks line-drive home run to tie the game. Diaz pitched in the eight, allowing Gio Urshela to hit a game-winning RBI single.

Adding On the Pain in Game 2

Deivi Garcia shut down the Mets in his major league debut. He threw six innings and struck out six while only allowing one unearned run. Seth Lugo went 3.2 innings for the Mets, striking out seven and only allowing one run. The bullpen disappointed again as Drew Smith allowed four runs in extra innings to give the Yankees a good cushion for the bottom of the inning.

The Mets added on a run, but Wilson Ramos struck out with the bases loaded in another frustrating loss. Over the three-game losing streak, every flaw Brodie Van Wagenen created and failed to fill was exploited. To make matters worse, the poor managing of rookie manager Luis Rojas was fully exposed as well.

On Monday, the Mets head back to their home park for a makeup game with the Miami Marlins. Jacob deGrom takes the mound for the 1:10 p.m. ET start against Trevor Rogers.