Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/15/14
After losing a pair of battles with the sun on Sunday, Marlon Byrd took the blame following the Mets’ 6-2 loss to the Royals. “You come to the park and never think you’re going to feel like you’re the reason you lose the game,” Byrd said. “But today, I put that on me.” Both of Byrd’s botched plays came in the the fifth inning that saw the Royals break the game open with three runs. “I’ve had enough time in Chicago where I usually know how to play those balls and at least come up with one of them. Can’t misplay two balls especially when you have a guy going well on the mound. Two balls I misplayed that basically killed any momentum Wheeler had. He was throwing the ball well.” While Terry Collins gave Wheeler some heat for that doomed fifth inning, he went easy on Byrd saying, “My God almighty Marlon Byrd has done nothing but played sensational right field. Today, he proved why playing right field in Citi Field is tough on a bright, sunny day. It’s tough.” Byrd was not the only
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