Collapse-o-Matic. Mets 10 Yankees 3

The Yankees’ epic September collapse continued as the Mets crushed them at Citifield on a Friday night, 10-3. It was the Yanks’ 7th loss in a row and 11th in their last 13 games. They are still leading the 2nd Wild Card in the American League, but by a scant .5 game over Toronto, and 1 game over Seattle.

This game featured really bad fielding, bad pitching, and bad hitting. The Yanks are playing like the Bad News Bears. Worse. They are playing Collapse-o-Matic baseball.

1. Bad Fielding

The bad fielding began in the bottom of the 1st, when Javier Baez lined a 2-out single to left off Jordan Montgomery and Jonathan Villar tried to score from 2nd base but was going to be out by a country mile at home plate by Joey Gallo‘s throw — except Gary Sanchez applied a horrible tag — up by the head while Villar slid and his foot hit the bag first.

Yankee Twitter had had enough and was calling for Gary Sanchez to be gone at season’s end.

The Villar run tied the score 1-1 (Brett Gardner had tripled in the top of the 1st and scored on an Aaron Judge groundout).

After the great throw in vain in the bottom of the 1st, Gallo stepped up in the top of the 2nd and launched a homerun to centerfield to put the Yanks back on top 2-1.

2. Bad Pitching and Bad Fielding

But Jordan Montgomery lost the zone in the 3rd — allowing a leadoff bloop single then walking 3 straight batters for a 2-2 tie and bases loaded, nobody out.

Javier Baez hit a shot to 3rd that Gio Urshela made a great play on, but then rushed his throw home and threw it away. 3-2 Mets.

A bunt single by Jeff McNeil made it 4-2 Mets and nobody had hit the ball hard yet in the inning.

James McCann got the first hard hit — a double to left for a 6-2 Mets lead.

Francisco Lindor touched Monty for a homerun just inside the foul pole to the short porch in right for a 7-2 Mets lead in the 4th and Monty was gone.

“Just Kind of Snowballed”

“I was never really ahead in any counts, and didn’t make any big pitches when I needed to,” said Montgomery afterwards. “There were some soft contact hits, and I started pitching away from contact just to try and get rid of those, and I kind of lost the zone and started walking guys, and it just kind of snowballed.”

It was one of Monty’s worst pitching performances of the year: 3.1 innings, 7 hits, 7 runs, 5 earned, 6 K’s, 3 walks. He lost to go 5-6 3.71. But not many balls hit hard off him at least.

3. More Bad Fielding

Michael King came in to pitch 3 solid innings. He was done in by the bad Yankee defense in the bottom of the 7th. With bases loaded, 1 out, a double play ground found Gleyber Torres getting the out at 2nd, but throwing errantly to 1st — disrupted by the sliding runner — for 2 more runs and a 10-2 Mets lead.

Yankee Twitter added Gleyber to Gary Sanchez in the list of players to be gone in the winter.

4. Bad Hitting

The Yankee offense didn’t muster anything else against Mets starter Tylor Megill — who went 7 innings, allowing only 4 hits and striking out 10.

Anthony Rizzo hit a homer in the 9th off Yennsey Diaz for the 10-3 final score.


  • Aaron Judge went 0-4 and is at .292 (.377 OBP, .902 OPS). He is 9th in the American League in batting average, 4th in OBP, and 5th in OPS. (Guerrero leads in each of those categories with .318 avg, .407 OBP, and 1.011 OPS).

Judge was robbed of a hit by Michael Conforto with a diving catch in the 8th.

  • Michael King was a bright spot, returning from injury with 3 innings and 1 earned run.
  • Albert Abreu pitched a shutout 9th, striking out 2.

The Boxscore

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.