Mets post game notes and thoughts (7/29/17)

Going into this series against the Mariners, I’m sure Mets fans thought there was 1 of the 3 games the team was locked in to win, and that’s Saturday’s game in which Jacob deGrom started. Well, they didn’t as the Mets lost 3-2. deGrom, who’s been the hottest pitcher in baseball since mid June, had his 8 game winning streak snapped in this one.

deGrom got off to a sluggish start in this one, but finished off strong with a decent scoring line, allowing just 3 runs, 2 of them earned over 6 innings, with 10 strikeouts. A game that looked like he may only last 4 innings, deGrom settled in, which he has done so well throughout his career.

As for the Mets offense, they had their chances in this one, but they failed multiple times with runners in scoring position, and left a Mariners bullpen off the hook, a bullpen that was wild from the start. The offense ignited a nice late game win Friday night, but they could not keep the morale rolling, scoring just 2 runs on 8 hits Saturday.

So, the Mets will look to win the series tomorrow, but Mets fans won’t count on it, as the Mariners have their ace pitcher starter going tomorrow in James Paxton. Oh yeah, and the game is on a Sunday, so this one might as well be chalked up as a loss.

Saturday’s game was just another reminder that the Mets are going to be sellers this season, and that they are going nowhere. But, they shored up their team for 2018 by acquiring relief pitcher AJ Ramos from the Miami Marlins. This was a move that a buying team would make. But, look for the Mets to potentially trade at least Addison Reed and Asdrubal Cabrera before the July 31st deadline, and potentially Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson as well. That being said, Sunday’s game could be the last we see of some of the Mets core players, as the trade deadline is Sunday.

Question to sleep on:

Do we think the Mets should pull off what the Yankees did with Aroldis Chapman last year? Trade him for some high end prospects, and then resign him in the offseason?

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