To steal one from our sister station, 1250 WMTR Classic Oldies, as the Shirelles once sang, “Mama said there’d be days like this…” and that was indeed the case for Tylor Megill and the New York Mets.
Megill, who had been on point all season, including pitching in the Mets second ever no-hitter, gave up eight runs in an inning and a third against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.
“Just got to get better,” Megill told reporters afterwards.
"Too many fastballs. That's on me. End of the day, just got to be better"— SNY (@SNYtv) May 12, 2022
- Tylor Megill pic.twitter.com/Brhiab0tut
The Mets had given Megill a 3-0 lead after Starling Marte drove in a run on a bunt single and Pete Alonso crushed a two-run homer.
However the Nationals answered quickly, a two-run home run by Juan Soto and a RBI single by Keibert Ruiz tied the game at three. Maikel Franco gave Washington the lead on a sac fly RBI, and Dee Strange-Gordon padded that lead with a single to center scoring Ruiz. Just like that it was 5-3 Washington.
Later, veteran Nelson Cruz put an exclamation point on the night with a three-run homer in the second inning to put it away at 8-3.
But, hey, at least this happened the day before for the Amazin’s….