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Twin Killing: Double Plays Lead to New York Mets’ Nightmare in Washington

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

It’s hard to tell what is more deflating:  The Mets making an average pitcher look like Tom Seaver? Hitting into five double plays? Or, perhaps, simply getting pounded by Major League Baseball’s worst team?

It’s a difficult choice, they all look good, but one thing is certain.  The Mets were awful in tonight’s 7-1 loss to the Nationals.

In three of the first four innings, the lead-off hitter reached base, only to be erased on a ground ball by the following batter.  First it was Fernando Tatis, then Emil Brown, and then Wilson Valdez.  The latter two being players who, in all likelihood, should not be in the majors.

Then there’s the bizarre double play in t...

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