New York Mets

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JUNE 08: Ozzie Albies #1 of the Atlanta Braves reacts after hitting a three-run walk-off homer in the 10th inning against the New York Mets at Truist Park on June 08, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

If there was a worse loss for the New York Mets before Thursday night in Atlanta, please point it out.

The New York Mets made Mets infamy last night, blowing a 9-5 lead, and losing 13-10 to their hated rivals in ten innings, capping of a humbling sweep at the hands of the Braves. The loss marked the first time in Mets history that the Amazin’s lost three straight games where they enjoyed a lead of three-runs or more in each of those very games.

Talk about a mark of history nobody wants to have.

The Mets have that. And they are three-games under .500 at 30-33.

On Thursday, the Mets got all the offense Buck Showalter could have asked for.

A grand slam by Brandon Nimmo.

Two huge home runs by Francisco Alvarez.

10 runs scored on a night where Pete Alonso wasn’t available after getting drilled the night before.

Yet, the Mets couldn’t make it stand up.

The issues for the Amazin’s started with Justin Verlander. The 40-year old former ace of the Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers, looked lost. He gave up five runs, four earned, with four walks over three innings of work.

Verlander’s ERA stands at 4.85, and outside of one outing, he just doesn’t look anything close to the Cy Young Award winner Houston had last year.

The Mets bullpen? Awful. From Steven Nogosek to Jeff Brigham to Drew Smith, and finally, David Robertson and Tommy Hunter, vanquished what should have been a great rebound night for the Mets.

You could feel the air come out of the Mets sails when ex-Met Travis d’Arnaud crushed a two-run homer to left to cut the Mets lead down to 10-9 in the eighth. Then David Robertson gave up the game tying homer to Orlando Arcia in the ninth inning that set the building on fire.

Finally in the tenth, SNY flashed up a graphic that Ozzie Albies never had a hit in three at bats against Tommy Hunter.

(insert sarcastic smirk)

Albies hit one to the next state as he leapt up into the air and the fireworks exploded as the Braves celebrated a 13-10 victory.

It feels like things are unraveling fast for the Amazin’s.

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I love gnomes.  I find them charming and humorous. There are an INSANE amount of gnomes for sale on the internet. My sister and I have always had a soft spot for gnomes.  Fortunately for me, my sister is very talented.  She hand-painted a one-of-a-kind set of gnomes for my front gardens (and drove them from Texas to Michigan to deliver them to me).  My sister is the BEST. 

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You may not have a sister to paint gnomes for you.  Also, I discovered a ton of gnomes with different, cool attributes and styles.  From music-themed gnomes, solar light-up gnomes, naughty gnomes, and more, I invite you to check out my short-list gnome selections.  Maybe you’ll find a gnome sweet gnome for your garden or indoor décor. 

Side note: If you love gnomes too, you are my people and we are not alone.  International Garden Gnome Day is celebrated yearly on June 10th.  Some say gnomes are good luck charms or help protect you from bad luck.  No wonder I love them! 


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