It took a little longer than usual in the day, but finally had a bullpen collapse. There were two rounds, although the first is hard to put all on Bobby Parnell. The Mets were up 8-6 in the 8th inning. Using 3 relievers and only having one hit out of the infield the Rockies scored 2 runs to tie the game up. The first base runner was allowed via error and a seeming routine chopper up the middle that should have ended the inning was botched with an errant throw to first. This is the carnage:
The Mets were able to stave off defeat for another inning but in the bottom of the 10th the Rockies had had enough. Just like in the 8th inning the Mets pitcher, Greg Burke, was able to retire the first two batters. Then the following happened:
A walk, another error and a slap base hit later the Mets have to walk off the freezing cold field knowing they blew a two run league. The relievers had a rough time but they weren’t helped at all by the defense.
Hey Mets fans. Don’t worry. It’s along season.