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Total Moose Alert: Mets Bullpen Strikes Again

Jun 03, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Mets and Cubs total on Saturday night was set at 7 runs.
  • They remained tied 1-1 in the 14th inning.
  • However, under bettors lost after another Mets bullpen meltdown.

If you’re a reader of these nightly moose pieces, the New York Metropolitans have been a recurring character, to the misfortune of anyone brave enough to back Mets moneylines or unders.

The reason: their bullpen, which has been ghastly to say the least. A ticking time bomb, which usually doesn’t take long to detonate.

The total was set at 7 runs — due in large part to Mets ace and NL ERA-leader Jacob deGrom toeing the rubber. As usual, deGrom would do his part — giving up just one run over seven innings, while also striking out 13. He left the game with the score tied 1 apiece, meaning this one would, once again, come down to the bullpen.

But the Mets bullpen would actually stand tall for a few frames, delaying the inevitable implosion. Their relievers tossed six shutout innings, from the 8th inning to the 13th, wiggling out of a few tight spots. Unfortunately for Mets moneyline and under 7 bettors, the Cubs bullpen pitched equally as strong, thanks to five lights-out innings from Luke Farrell.

The Mets did load the bases in the bottom of the 13th, but couldn’t scratch a run home. As a result, the score remained 1-1 heading into the 14th inning, where the Mets pen would blink first.

Tonight, this moose is brought to you by one of the newer additions to the Mets bullpen — Buddy Baumann, who looks like he’ll fit right in. After allowing hits by Wilson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber, he gave up a two-run double to Albert Almora that gave Chicago a 3-1 lead.

Under backers still had to feel okay with three spare runs in their back pocket, but the Mets pen had other plans. The Cubs would plate two more after a double off the bat of Ben Zobrist. That upped the Cubs lead to 5-1. Even with those four runs, under bettors still lived in #greendotcity.

With two outs, Javy Baez stepped up to the plate as a pinch-hitter. And on an 0-2 count, he delivered the dagger — a two-run blast that eliminated any hopes of even salvaging a push for under bettors.

1-1 through 13 innings … and the total still goes over 7.

I’m not sure why I’m shocked writing this, growing up a Mets fan, but the ineptitude of this Mets bullpen soars past new highs by the day. Expect to see them featured many more times in these articles by season’s end.

Free deGrom.

Credit:

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jacob deGrom

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