The New York Mets and Colorado Rockies found themselves in a storybook baseball situation on Thursday afternoon, the type of scenario that kids across America silently repeat to themselves over and over while taking batting practice or warming up their pitching arm.
Bottom of the 9th. Bases loaded. Full count. It all comes down to this.
These were exactly the stakes as Mets reliever Hansel Robles faced down Nolan Arenado. Robles wound up, and, well, you can watch what happened below.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 3,2017
Not even close.
Baseball is a brutal game but even casual fans can recognize that as an especially rough day at the office. The walk-off walk only gets worse when you consider how the Mets found themselves in that bases loaded jam.
Rockies' game-winning rally: Hit by pitch. Sac. Intentional walk. Walk. Walk.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 3, 2017
After the game, Robles would say he felt numbness in right hand and couldn’t feel the ball through the ninth inning, information he did not share with his coaches or teammates until after the game.
Needless to say, Mets fans were not pleased with the result.
If Hansel Robles felt numbness in his hand to the first batter of the 9th inning, he should've probably told somebody… #Mets
— Rich MacLeod (@richmacleod) August 3, 2017
2018 Mets slogan: Feel something? Say something before you cost us the freaking game.
— JB (@JB_August) August 3, 2017
another day, another stress reaction from the mets
— Samantha? (@manthapaige13) August 3, 2017
— Sean from Nordstrom (@Seanyb1997) August 3, 2017
The Mets are currently 49-57 and 11.5 games out of the NL Wild Card.