Mets Manager Mickey Callaway seems out of his league.
The New York Mets hit rock bottom on Monday night in a 25-4 thrashing at the hand of the Washington Nationals which included Jose Reyes entering in the eighth inning for his first career pitching appearance, surrendering six runs and contributing to the worst loss in franchise history.
Jose Reyes hit Ryan Zimmerman with a 54-mph pitch while losing 25-1. Zimmerman’s reaction? https://t.co/YTlGKZ29MO
It topped a 26-7 beating at the hands of the Phillies on June 11, 1985, at Veterans Stadium.
It’s a tough loss, manager Mickey Callaway told media. It’s embarrassing. We have got to do better than that.
Indeed. The Mets are supposed to have this vaunted pitching staff ready to roll for 2019, but the ass whipping they took not only proves that they have to do better than that, but they couldn’t do much worse. It’s also hard to be competitive when you have aging shortstops pitching and hitting highs of 84 mph on the gun.
The final line on Jose Reyes: 1.0 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 0 K, 48 pitches. His velocity ranged from 49 to 82 mph. Reyes’ career ERA is 54.00.
The 21-run deficit ranks among the largest margins of defeat in MLB history.
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Texas 30, Baltimore 3 on August 22, 2007:
The last-place Rangers became the first team in 110 years to score 30 runs. Marlon Byrd and Travis Metcalf hit grand slams and Texas scored in only four innings of the contest: five runs in the fourth inning, nine in the sixth, ten in the eighth, and six more in the ninth, but they made it count.
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Boston 29, St. Louis 4 on June 8, 1950: The Sox put a beating on the Browns and had an amazing 58 total bases. Clyde Vollmer batted eight times in eight innings, still an MLB record.
Cleveland 27, Boston 3 on July 27, 1923: The great Tris Speaker and Joe Sewell went a combined 6 for 7 with three runs scored and two RBI apiece. Lefty ODoul gave up sixteen runs on eleven hits and eight walks.