GAME THREAD: Phillies (75-72) @ Mets (72-76) - Sat, Sep 18 @ 07:15 PM EDT
By - NewYorkMetsBot
Please continue the discussion in the [post game thread](https://redd.it/pqzzty).
Great time at Citi Field. Had some drinks but man our team is bad. Season is over
Season over, better luck next year
The ballgame is over.
And so is the season.
Was pillars walk up song “fat bottomed girls”? Lol what a weird song choice
Well there’s the season
John, not to worry most of his at bats this year have been bad.
Maybe because it's a Saturday night, maybe because the team sucks and they're done but only 650 or so posts tonight.
Participation dropped off a Cliff right around the turn of august to September. It's crazy how quickly it happened. Like on a Monday the comments were 1700 by end of game. On Tuesday it barely cleared 700.
Football is back too.
I was 3 for 3 earlier in the day with a Bronx team loss, and Red Sox and Blue Jay wins. I guess I used all my good luck earlier in the day.
it was fun while it lasted.
No matter how much I get my heart broken, i'll come back for the next game with a smile
The Mets will win this game if Jose Peraza bats in the 9th inning. That dude is ONLY good with the game on the line.
I’m thinking Baez leads off with a single. McNeil pops out to right. And McCann grounds into a double play to end it. Sound about right?
Edit: Never mind.
Nah. Baez single, McNeil HBP, McCann triple play.
I don’t think we’ve had a game ending triple play yet so sure. It would be appropriate for us.
Bobby Bonilla jokes are some of the lowest hanging fruit on the tree. [In fact, that contract really wasn't that bad.](https://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/07/new-york-mets-bobby-bonilla-contract-2035-deal)
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Sit down, Bryce!
Can't wait til we make it a 1 run game then leave it at that.
Brah, I'm on the Blue Jays bandwagon. Not ashamed to say it.
I'm a Rays man myself.
One pitch, one out!
Wtf is this subway commercial
Jeurys Familia to pitch for the Mets, you know what to do
Lie back and think of England?
With the Cards win, our wild card tragic number down to 9. Could be 8 in about 20 minutes.
0-4 with three hangers. Konforto
Absolutely never lucky
At least it wasn’t a Golden Sombrero.
Conforto avoids a sombrero by grounding out
One of the few bright spots this year. I love Nimmo. Love the joy he gets from the game. How can you not love this guy? Plus DAMN he can play the game!
I guess we are motivated to lose by 1
That's our sparkplug
*Hustles and Smiles folks, Hustles and Smiles.*
Maybe Nimmo can play CF and manager next year?
We need him to take over the hitting department. Not the coach. The top top dog who determines what the team's offensive philosophy is gonna be and then directs everyone below him to orient their work tasks to achieving that objective.
I don't know if my little heart can handle more than three outcomes.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh who am I kidding I love this idea. Give Nimmo the reins.
Always with no one on base
IT IS GOING
IT IS GONE
Hector Neris to pitch for the Phillies
Liberty mutual ad followed by the applebees country rap song? Wasn't aware I'd rather watch us lose than get the ad break til now.
I might be wrong, but I think Villar hurt his thumb on the swing. It seemed like it snapped where his thumb guard was.
Cmon Rasta, end this inning…
No, please, walk the guy batting .094.
At what point do you just bat the pitcher instead?
this dude is batting under .100 dude just throw strikes
Ummm don't walk this guy
This could be the last time we see villar in a Met uniform
oh no we suck
Smoltz seem like the kind of guy who would choose "Born in the USA" for his walkup song
Cracking up at the Smoltz walk up song story tbh lol
Of course Smoltz doesn't understand walkup songs.
He probably doesn't like music at all.
Story gets even better to confirm my impression of him. Objects to Dancing queen. Too homo I guess. *he's a
s t r a i g h t m a n*
I mean he literally said “I don’t know the words to a single song” after you posted this lmao he doesn’t like music, I guess.
Is Castro’s walk out song a Spanish version of Deadz by Migos?
LMAO That was so a foul! These Umps are so blind its unbelievable
It wasn’t even close to being foul…
Villar prob out for season
All 2 weeks left
Yes. On the swing
That slow death The Mets have been dying since the All-Star break is starting to accelerate.
Villar’s crouching, looks hurt
Why do these announcers sound like they were slipped Ambien?
The coke finally wore off.
I ask myself that every spring when the Mets open camp and then again in July when the Jets open camp. My life is not enjoyable most of the year.
Ah, another year, another season of coming up short. Anyone like myself born after '86 we have a lot of waiting to go before we finally see this team win.
McCann needs to change his walk up song. When I hear Imagine Dragons I automatically shudder.
They played a country song for him before an at bat on Monday. Either he has a second song, or they accidentally played Mazieka's song, lol.
As a country music (older country) I'll take that over Imagine Dragons.
it’s so on brand for a white, Christian family man like McCann to have Imagine Dragons as his walk up music
But McCann is so aggressively Caucasian that Imagine Dragons actually works for him.
Player injured? Time for a word from lysol!
You coulda let that one fall dude
McNeil is a highlight reel hitter: fielders constantly make those sort of plays to ensure he doesn't get a hit.
McCutchen looks concussed.
Which in major league sports means he's totally fine.
Well yeah. You don’t need a fully functional brain for hit ball, catch ball, throw ball.
McNeil can't even buy a hit right now. Sucks.
Jeff can’t catch a break
McNeil has such bad luck
Jeff has no fucking luck
The arms in the bullpen haven't "equated to the arms and/or success"
I really hate it when my arms don't equate to arms.
I can’t wait for us to get 3 runs in the 8th and leave 2 on in the 9th.
We going to get swept by the Phillies....
By Monday there is no more hoping that Mets will make the playoffs.
It's hard being a Mets Ny Giants fan now.
How did people still have hope??
I blame only Brad Hand for putting May in that situation in the first place
Good crowd on a Saturday before the stretch and you shut the line down what the fuck dude don’t you want to make money?
Phils have already surpassed our maximum allotment of 4 runs.
I hope you piss the bed tonight
I do not like seeing Bryce Harper be happy
Trevor May is a bad pitcher
Well at least they won’t lose by one again.
You still have 3 innings to go
True but the offense looks dead tonight.
Hasn't the Phillies BP blown the most saves?
Honestly I have no idea. I know their pen isn’t good but our offense kinda stinks so…
*Touch brain meme*
Can't lose a 1 run game if we give the opposition a bigger lead
Why are we throwing a guy like 5 fastballs in a row? Who is calling these fucking pitches
May can’t throw anything else rn
Just watched him get Realmuto out with off speed pitches. We watching the same game?
Should’ve walked him.
Yep. That's what happens when you miss your high fastball to Harper
I hate Harper and his stupid gorgeous hair.
Of course, it's Bryce Harper. FML.
Lol bro gets an extra life and comes back to bite us
Good night, nurse
Johny got his gun?
They fucking suck
In 33 minutes I'll have been up for 24 hours. The joy of working midnights and getting out of work at 9am on a Sat morning.
[strike this mother fucker out](https://youtu.be/W9665weLclE)
May's a 1 pitch guy
They should down the waffles place before the seventh inning stretch I can’t win
Should be a strike out. Now he's gonna instead blast a 3 run bomb.
How was that not a swing??
May’s got nothing but his fastball again
I find it hilarious the extent of the boos by Mets fans for Bryce Harper. He'll be 80, at Citi for an all-star game celebration, get announced, and mets fans will probably boo him. Then cheer, since he's retired and can't hurt us anymore.
He doesn’t really do that much to us tbh he’s not like Utley or Murphy
Yeah but he’s still a douchebag. Fuck. That. Guy.
HE FUCKING WENT I HATE THIS GAME
Just tuned in and this is SO MUCH WORSE without GKR
Also Herrera shouldn’t be in the MLB
How was he not out at first? It seemed like he was tagged with the ball, and it got knocked out by the tag?
Yeah I don't know the rule on that. Pete secured it intiailly but I guess it's like running over that catcher.
Hi fellow kids. How did Cookie look tonight?
Pretty good, Segura had his number but very nice besides that
Good. We will need him next year.
What is Smoltz talking about? Segura's stance doesn't look unorthodox at all.
I'm not convinced Smoltz actually knows what words mean.
that play worked like the second time i tried it in mlb 07 (shoutout david wright), and like none of 90 other times i tried it
Mets get burned by another rough Hand job
I'm really starting to believe this team is cursed. We can't get a break....
It's not a curse, they just suck.
That wasn't smooth Pete
Was it the same hand that got hit that ended up punching the ball out of the glove? What luck/irony.
Herrera getting hurt would basically be the only positive of the night.
damn it Pete.
Why hasn’t Hand been DFA’d yet? Sandy still got to get his money’s worth out of his 2 year long Hand Hardon?
Comedy of errors
Beer Snake Update
CB Bucknor lives in Brooklyn, he was originally a physical therapist who decided to become an umpire
So if Trevor May was available the whole time, WHY NOT JUST PITCH TREVOR MAY
I think that’s it for me tonight
Can we DFA Brad Hand now?
I hope Herrera is hurt :)
"There's a lot of places I could go right now..."
Please go there, Smoltz.
Buckner is an embarrassment.
Hand hits hand.
Still not taking out Hand? That's 3 batters faced
Not a hit by pitch? I can't see over the radio
Rojas has to be punting these games on purpose
Avocado tastes better when it's chilled
And very very bad when warmed up.
I bought a breakfast sandwich from a "hip" coffee shop: runny egg and avocado on a croissant. It got cold by the time I got to work to eat it so I warmed it up.
Biting into hot avocado mixed in with the yolk of an egg made me gag. Most disgusting thing I tasted in a while.
Bought a bag last Sat and they were hard as rocks, left them out to ripen and just having one now. YECH!
THREE teams dropped Brad Hand within the last year for a reason
Do they keep bringing in Hand because they’re just *not quite* sure if they want to re-sign him. Seriously though how many times this month has Hand not made it out of an inning? If a guy gets canned by two teams in one season, you know something is terribly wrong.
Hand has too much milage on him. He's used up
I didn't mind the Hand acquisition but he has NOT had it for us
Just let carrasco pitch the inning, wtf.
At the game. I’m just shaking my head in disappointment. What a crappy way to end the season basically
Well, everyone that was worried about the 1 run game…Mr Brad Hand everyone.
I feel better about our chances coming back from two behind than one behind, at this point.
I can’t believe how much I wanted Bauer and Hand before the season started. Never hire me to run the Mets front office.
Should’ve been an out. Fuck.
If you're walking everyone when do they get the 27 outs needed for a game to be completed? That just sounds like an infinite inning.
Pick offs. But I realized (obviously) that picking off every player is equally as unlikely as every player just not coming to bat and being called out automatically (which is another way to pitch 0 times and finish out a game). Either just wouldn’t happen. But at least pickoffs exist in the normal realm of the everyday game
Another fucked strike call results in run
Miller scores :(
Smoltz has never actually seen baseball before.
Seriously. He made a comment about “getting points on the board”. No points, John. Come on. That’s a no-no.
Why has Lindor been a complete non-factor since the Yankee series?
He literally scored their only RBI today, got two hits yesterday, and a hit in every Cardinals game…
If you don't go 4-4 or 5-5 and get an RBI every at bat you're garbage.
-Some Mets fans
I think you use the term fans loosely lol