the end result was a 3-1 game that wasn't quite as close as the final score may have indicated, or maybe it was. I'm not quite sure.
It was the kind of game that I had on TV simply because it was on TV. I can't say I paid great attention to what was going on. I was out late at a meeting of the minds or whatever the kids call it these days and by time I arrived home, all the runs that were going to be scored in the game had scored, so I was left to watch the Mets stand around and not do very much.
Wily Peralta kept the Mets mostly in check, which meant that once again, Jacob deGrom pitched a reasonably good game and managed to get hung with a loss, putting him at 0-3 for his career thus far. That deGrom is 0-3 and feels like 0-6 is a good indicator of how little a pitcher's won-lost record can indicate performance. In some cases, yes, it can, but deGrom is not one of those cases. In his case, he's 0-3 primarily because he's had, I believe, about 6 runs scored for him in his 6 starts thus far. deGrom's pitched rather well, but in some particular bad luck. Tonight was a pretty good example of that. He threw a lot of pitches over his 5.2 innings and did give up 9 hits, but only single runs in the 3rd, 4th and 5th innings, which meant that he minimized the damage against him. Of course, when your offense can only muster 5 hits for the game, 3 runs is a lot of damage.
So, not quite as interesting as Tuesday night's game. In my meeting, a colleague suggested to me that they would "rather be at a Mets game," in jockular fashion since that person happens to not be a sports fan of any kind. I said I agreed. But given the outcome, I think I'm glad I had a meeting tonight and tickets to the game last night.