On Friday night, the New York Mets’ downward slide continued in a contest against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Just a month ago, the Mets were eight games over .500 and looked like the clear favorite to win the NL East. Since that point, though, the team is 6-16 in its last 22 games and now sits two games under .500.
Unfortunately, last night’s game against the Dodgers didn’t do anything to stop the slide. In fact, it only made things much worse for a team that desperately wants to turn things around.
Umpire Nestor Ceja didn’t do the Mets any favors last night either. In the top of the eighth inning with runners on second and third, Jeff McNeil stood at the plate.
He worked a full count and appeared to take a ball on the inside. However, Ceja called it a strike and ended any hope of a rally for the Mets.
Check it out.
Jeff McNeil just slammed his bat down in absolute disgust after umpire Nestor Ceja punched him out with two men in scoring position and one out in the eighth.
Pitch looked inside. McNeil was not pleased.
Dodgers 3, Mets 1, top eight. pic.twitter.com/kUWFi1EgDz
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McNeil was rightly furious with the call and demonstrated as such by throwing his bat and turning back to yell at the ump.
In the end, the Dodgers walked out with a 3-2 win to win their eighth game in a row. It’s been a tough ride for the Mets over the past few weeks, made worse by the fact the ace Jacob deGrom is likely done for the season.
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