Revenge, I guess, is a dish best served on a hot Wednesday night in August.
Bobby Parnell made his third start for the Mets and surrendered eight runs in the second inning, just like the Mets did to the Braves the night before.
I called Monday’s game a “stinker.” Thursday night’s game was so much worse.
Parnell ended up allowing nine hits and nine earned runs, walking two and striking out one in three innings. Parnell was going to be limited to 100 or so pitches, but was only around to throw 72, 40 for strikes.
The offense pounded out 10 hits, but were only able to plate two runs. Luis Castillo, Daniel Murphy and Wilson Valdez each picked up two hits, with Murphy knocking a triple in the sixth inning.
Castillo and Angel Pagan drove in the Mets only runs with RBI hits in the third and fifth innings.
Overall, a miserable game. The highlight may have come when my girlfriends parents appeared on the Kiss Cam at Citi Field. What a thrill.
A huge tip of the cap to anyone that stayed at Citi Field for the entire thing. True fans.