Mills fails clutch, Porslow flops into brutal loss to flail

Philadelphia – Wilson Ramos has become the incarnation of the Mets season.

Dull, hopeless and perhaps mentally drained, the veteran catcher is enduring his worst season. More recently, he has become a Mets rally killer.

“It’s been a tough season for everyone,” Ramos said Tuesday as the Mets lost their third straight, 4-1 to the Phillies at Citizen Bank Park. “It is like a mentally difficult season, but we are here and we have to try not to think about the situation. Not very good days, but we are still here and we have to fight. ”

In one night the Mets left 12 runners on base, with no failures reported as Ramos loaded the Mets’ bases as a double = play grounder at the end of the inning. Overall, the Mets lineup was quiet for the third straight game, as they scored 18 against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Ramos, whose playing time has recently been reduced with the arrival of veteran Robinson Cherino, also hit in a double play at Buffalo on Saturday, when the Mets tied a running tie on base in the ninth inning. Ramos has a look in the disappointing .676 OPS Mets lineup.

Ramos said, “I’ve been playing my whole career and it’s different now. Not playing every day is a bit tough.” He said, “I have been playing every day in my career and when I play more, I play more consistently. This is difficult, because two months of weather is not easy. ”

While the Mets have top guns Jacob Dagrom and Seth Lugo to pitch in the next two days, they will not have the necessary three-game sweep against another National League postsden contender. The Mets (21-27) started the game two days behind the Giants for the NL’s second wild-card spot, but there is competition from the Reds, Brewers and Rockies, who are ahead of them.

It was not all on Ramos. Pete Alonso batted with five runners on base throughout the night and gave up all of them, hitting four at-bats. The inconsistent slogger is placed in a 1-for-17 slump when the Mets need him the most.

The Mets are running out of explanations for their offensive attacks.

“It hurts,” said Brandon Nimmo, who only raced for the Mets. “We did not take advantage of some opportunities tonight as far as kills. We were out there, we had hits, it was not exactly the right time that we liked. it’s unfortunate.”

The Mets had their chance in the sixth, loading the bases when Jake Arita dodged Andres Giménez. After the pitch, Arrita locked her right hamstring and walked off the field. Jojo Romero entered and hit Ramos in a double play of 6-4-3 on the first pitch to end the inning.

“I feel like I’m not doing a great job and I can’t do anything to play every day,” Ramos said. “If you’re not doing well, they outsmart someone else in trying to win the games.”

Ramos said it is difficult to separate from his family during the epidemic, which persists in South Florida.

Ramos said, “It’s different when your family is with you and you come back after a bad day and you see your children. You forget that bad day.” “Right now I’m finishing every night because I have nothing to do.”

Didi Gregorius’ two-run homer in the fifth against Rick Porslow buried the Mets in a 4–1 hole after Alec Bohm’s one-hop shot by JD Davis to third. Davis lost his glove, but nicked the ball at first base and nearly knockout Boehm. Gregorius followed with a shot from the right-field mezzanine.

Possello scored his own fumble in the fourth, before Pink-hitter Adam Hasley took a two-run single. Jean Segura and Adam Kannap both opened the innings with a double sandwich in the middle by Scott Kingery. With the chairs full, Joe Girardi, the Phillies’ manager, went on the rampage for Kyle Garrick to kill Hasile in a pinch. Hasley scored two runs on the single and further damage was avoided with an extended catch by Michael Conforto in front of the right-field fence on Ron Quinn’s drive.