New York Mets Amazin’ News, 6/21/17: Tyler Pill, Rich Hill in Game 3; Zack Wheeler to DL 3
May 30, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Tyler Pill (56) pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

After two straight beatdowns at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Mets will turn to starter Seth Lugo.

After scoring six runs off Clayton Kershaw on Monday night, the New York Mets were hoping to replicate that against Brandon McCarthy last night.

Unfortunately, the Mets saw themselves down 4-0 before they could even record an out in the bottom of the first inning. A pair of two-run shots via Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger started what would end up being a very long night for the Metropolitans.

After hitting two homers in game one of the series on Monday, Bellinger’s 1st inning blast last night gives him 22 on the season, and through just 52 games, the rookie leads the entire National League in that category. Bellinger also broke an MLB record last night, becoming the first player to hit 10 homers in a 10-game span. 

Seager followed up his first inning 405ft blast to center field with a 385ft opposite field homer to left field in the fourth inning.

After Yasmani Grandal homered, and Joc Pederson scored Yasiel Puig with a ground-rule double in the fifth, Corey Seager continued to mash. The 23-year old blasted a three-run shot to left-center field off Josh Edgin, his third of the game.

Brandon McCarthy dominated the Mets last night, allowing just four hits over six stellar innings for the Dodgers. Brock Stewart, who came in for relief, recorded the first save of his career, throwing three hitless innings of pure dominance.

While the Mets’ offense did not contribute whatsoever, the pitching was a nightmare last night. Robert Gsellman, now 5-5 on the season, allowed eight runs (7 earned) over 4.1 innings. Gsellman let up four homers in the effort.

In an attempt to quiet Dodger bats, Josh Edgin came in, but saw the same results as Gsellman. Over 1.1 innings, Edgin allowed 4 earned runs, three of which came off the bat of Seager.

Sitting at 31-39, New York is eight games below .500 once again, and unless the offense turns it up, their chances of seeing meaningful baseball in September and October is unlikely.

The Mets will play game three of the series tonight, and Tyler Pill will take the mound against Rich Hill at Dodger Stadium.

More bad news comes in the form of Zack Wheeler hitting the DL.

Other Mets Stories, News:

  • ESNY’s John Fennelly suggests that if the Mets want to fight into contention, more home runs are necessary.
  • Ernie Palladino of CBS New York reminds everybody of the Mets lack of vision as it pertained to both Daniel Murphy and Justin Turner.
  • John Harper of the New York Daily News writes how the win-now season has turned into a future play.
  • Mark W. Sanchez of the New York Post recaps the Mets MLB Entry Draft.