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|Posted: Mon May 15th, 2017 04:19 am||
|The Lovable Losers aren't so lovable at the moment - or at least their bullpen isn't.
Injuries are one thing, but the New York Mets' devastating loss Sunday was all on the relievers as the team coughed up an 8-3 lead over the Milwaukee Brewers, eventually losing 11-9.
Jerry Blevins, Fernando Salas, Josh Edgin, and Addison Reed surrendered a combined seven earned runs while pitching from the seventh inning on, including two homers by Jonathan Villar and Manny Pina.
To put the Brewers' comeback in perspective, entering the game, teams trailing by five or more runs in the 7th inning or later were a combined 29-3,389 (.008) over the last five seasons, according to ESPN Stats and Info.
More Mother's Day Magic from the Brewers!! This time from Manny Piña!pic.twitter.com/zNoROSmDFb
— The Brew-City Army (@brewcityarmy) May 14, 2017
The Mets led 7-1 before starter Jacob deGrom allowed two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. New York scored another run in the top of the seventh to make it 8-3, but after deGrom gave up a single to begin the bottom of the frame, he was lifted for Blevins, who promptly surrendered a homer to Villar as the wheels came off.
It's the Mets' fourth straight loss and it comes at a daunting time. The club is dealing with a rash of injuries as well as drama surrounding Matt Harvey. Entering Sunday, the team's starters had combined for a league-worst 5.13 ERA, while their relievers had compiled a 4.53 mark.