The Mets lost to the Braves Wednesday night in the team’s most miserable loss of the young season.
Starter Robert Gsellman allowed five runs in the first inning, pretty much ending the game right then and there. He allowed another one for good measure before being mercifully being pulled with no outs in the fifth.
In all, Mets pitching allowed eight runs on 16 hits. And somehow, Terry Collins managed to use four relievers in this game that was lost very early on, including Jerry Blevins for a third of an inning. As if that lefty-lefty move was going to change the game. That is unacceptable. The Mets just had two days off, but Collins is burning out his bullpen. Why bring in already overused pitchers in a lost cause?
As for the Mets offense, two runs and five hits just won’t get it done. They scored their runs on sacrifice flies.
Oh, and the defense committed three errors on the night.
Just a terrible, terrible game.