Where does one start? Um, let’s start with Yoenis Cespedes whose day started with a picture of him golfing which caused a social media firestorm — has nursed a nagging right quad strain for nearly a month, but Wednesday night, the Mets’ slugger could go on no longer. Cespedes tweaked the muscle on the second swing of his ninth inning at-bat in a 9-5 loss to the Yankees, causing the Mets to finally place him on the 15-day disabled list immediately after the game. The sometimes talented outfielder (when he feels like it), has been seen out on the links several times in the last 2 weeks. I guess when you earn 27 million no one is gonna tell you if you can or can’t play golf . Now he has 15 days to work on his game. Let me clarify…his GOLF game.
Then there was the Mark Texiera 3 run home run off of starter Steven Matz. Well Matz didn’t like that so he took it upon himself to plunk Tex on the ankle in his next at bat which caused Mark to respond with angry words that precipitated a brief kerfuffle … and then from the base path enjoying, if not provoking, Hansel Robles’ unraveling in the seventh. Robles sure that Teixeira was stealing and relaying signs to Starlin Castro at the plate, began glaring and talking to the Yankee. He was unraveling in plain sight. When Teixeira responded with a “Who, me?” grin, that only further infuriated the pitcher. A run-scoring infield hit later and Robles was leaving the game, screaming at Teixeira who was by that time on third. And doing nothing more than smiling.
And then there’s Jay Bruce. Bruce since arriving in Queens has gone 0-8, including a bases loaded strike out last night. Unlike the night before at Citi Park, there were no cries of “Bruuuce!” (sounding as if at a Springsteen concert ) in evidence from those Met fans who found a seat at the stadium. Just 29, the veteran slugger was having a monster offensive season in Cincinnati, hitting .265 with 25 Home runs and 80 ribi’s. So far, nothing.
The Mets, who are 8-11 since the All-Star break are now without their biggest bat and a failing bullpen . Their season is turning as ugly as last night’s game. After falling in the Bronx, the Mets have now dropped 8½ games behind the Nationals in the NL East and are now two games out of the second wild-card spot. There’s trouble in Metville.
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