The New York Mets‘ offseason hire of manager Mickey Callaway was looking pretty smart after a 12-2 start.
Today, “smart” is once again a word one can’t use to describe anything the Mets do.
Collectively, these children, these imbecilic shrines to embarrassment, apparently can’t write names down on a piece of paper the same way twice.
And it came back to bite them in their dumb asses in the worst way, against the National League’s worst team by record.
Somehow, the Mets batted out of order.
The Mets batted out of order, and as a result forfeited a man in scoring position in the first inning. I’ve never seen that before in a professional baseball game.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 9, 2018
In the top of the first, the Mets sent up Wilmer Flores second and Asdrubal Cabrera third. They even tweeted this lineup out.
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 9, 2018
But the lineup that manager Mickey Callaway handed to the umps before the game had the infielders flipped in the batting order.
Cincinnati Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman wisely waited for someone to get on base to inform the umps of the Mets’ screwup. Cabrera got into scoring position with a two-out double, and, thanks to baseball’s excessively arcane rules, succeeding batter Jay Bruce was called out.
— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) May 9, 2018
Gee, I sure hope that potential run wasn’t important or anything …
FORGET ABOUT IT!
— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) May 9, 2018
The Mets have won just once in their last nine games, scoring more than two runs on only two occasions in that span. They’re clinging to an 18-17 record, but have been outscored by 14 runs on the year.