Rule Number One: The Mets can’t afford to blow stellar starts from Jacob deGrom. DeGrom, quite simply is the best the Mets have to offer, and when he gives up four hits in seven shutout innings, they have to win the game.
It doesn’t get more fundamental than needing to win with your best, especially against the last-place Marlins. They lost because of another blown save from Jeurys Familia, but more importantly, the continued lack of production from their listless offense. Just six hits won’t get it done.
Neither does going 0-for-5 with RISP and stranding seven.
Wednesday’s 2-1 loss was the Mets’ 16th out of 21 in which they scored two or fewer runs.
After sweeping Arizona over the weekend, the Mets scored just four runs in the three games against the Marlins.
Dykstra Arrested: Will Lenny Dykstra will ever learn? Dykstra was arrested Wednesday in New Jersey after he allegedly threatened to kill his Uber driver while carrying drugs.
The driver fled his car and told officers he picked up Dykstra in Linden, and when the former Met wanted to change the destination, the driver refused and Dykstra allegedly put a gun to his head and threatened to kill him.
Police couldn’t locate a weapon, but recovered cocaine, MDMA and marijuana.
Since his career ended, Dykstra has had a myriad of problems, including being sentenced to three years in prison for grand theft auto in 2012. He also declared bankruptcy and admitted to using steroids.