Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 5/1/13
It’s always tough to lose but the way the Mets have been defeated the past two nights approaches soul-crushing territory. Two nights ago it was lose the lead in the ninth, take the lead in the 15th and lose the game in the bottom of the inning. Last night it was take a shutout into the ninth and then give up two runs to lose the game. To the woeful Marlins, who were playing without their only star. Monday night’s game especially drove home a point I had been thinking about recently. It seems to me on a gut level that the Mets have done an okay job against a team’s starting pitcher but were producing horribly once they got into the other team’s bullpen. That night the Mets scored two runs in four innings against the starter and one run in 11 innings against the relievers This is not an easy thing to look up, as Baseball-Reference seemingly did not have this split on a team-wide level. What they do have are team-wide splits for times facing an opponent in a game. So far in 2013...
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