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Game recap July 8: Not a perfect game


For the 51st time, it wasn’t the Mets.


There were plenty of bad things that happened on Sunday, but cheer up. It wasn’t all for naught, right? There were…some good things that happened. Right? …Right. Here were the positives that came out of Sunday:

  • Brandon Nimmo singled in the seventh to break up the Nathan Eovaldi perfect game
  • Devin Mesoraco singled in the ninth inning
  • Tyler Bashlor and Tim Peterson threw clean innings
  • Jacob deGrom was selected to the 2018 National League All-Star team

Surely more happened, though. Well, uhh, I mean…there was [checks notes] a 9-0 game completed in under three hours?


The Mets started the day by dropping a series to the Tampa Bay Rays in style — being near-perfect game-d by Nathan Eovaldi amid a 9-0 loss. To make matters worse, the Mets ended the day with the realization of Brandon Nimmo as an egregious All-Star snub.


Now just a game ahead of the Miami Marlins for the worst record in the National League, the Mets will face the red-hot Philadelphia Phillies four times in three days. With two games on Monday, the Mets will send Zack Wheeler and Corey Oswalt to the mound to face Aaron Nola and Zach Eflin. The Mets will surely face stiff competition as they attempt to not enter the All-Star break as owners of the title “worst team in the NL.”

Photo credit: Gregory Fisher – USA Today Sports

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