The aborted Carlos Gomez/Wilmer Flores trade ended in tears. Today isn’t much better for the Mets and their fans.
Playing a day game against the Padres, the Mets took a 7-5 lead into the 9th inning, poised for victory. With two outs in the inning, the rains came. Big rains. Delaying the game even though there was only one out to go, which I can’t ever recall happening. Mets players couldn’t believe it and just stood on the field in shock as the tarp came out. A rain delay ensued.
When play resumed, Derek Norris singled. And then Matt Kemp singled. And then Justin Upton came to the plate, rain pouring down, and hit a three run homer to put the Padres up 8-7. Just a total back breaker.
But it gets worse!
After Yangervis Solarte grounded out, the game was delayed again. And this time the grounds crew couldn’t get the dang tarp on the field:
They can’t get the tarp on the field. pic.twitter.com/hS4qK2sSVn
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) July 30, 2015
is this bad pic.twitter.com/VhEPUwzu4u
— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) July 30, 2015
The field is now covered, but only partially. And it is totally drenched:
Good: It’s no longer raining Bad: They never fully got the tarp on the field, which is a wet mess
— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) July 30, 2015
I guess that’s better than a hot mess. Which describes the last 24 hours in Mets Land.