As a Mets fan, we’ve witnessed some pretty strange ways to watch the Mets lose.
Today was a new take on an old friend. Back when the Mets were visiting Los Angeles, we saw the Dodgers trump the Mets on a game-ending error.
Tonight, in the 8th inning this time around, back-to-back errors helped the Nationals beat the Mets in D.C.
In what looked like a tailor-made double play, Anderson Hernandez fielded a ground ball off the bat of Christian Guzman, but his flip to Luis Castillo was well wide of the bag. That put runners at first and second with one out.
Making up for the earlier gaffe, Hernandez smothered the next ball to come his way and made a backhand flip to Castillo to force out Guzman at second. Castillo turned to attempt the double-play, but his throw sailed out of the reach of a leaping Daniel Murphy, allowing Justin Maxwell to score.
And that run was the decider as the Mets threatened in the 9th inning, but were foiled by a catch by Elijah Dukes as he slammed into the right field wall to end the game.
Just scribble it down as another loss and try to forget about it. If you can.
Hey, only four more games to go.