Come and meet the Mets, greet the Mets!

A potential first-inning rally ended prematurely for the New York Mets because they batted out of order Wednesday after a discrepancy in lineup cards. They went on to lose to the Cincinnati Reds 2-1.

“It’s frustrating,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. “It probably cost us the game.”

A screw-up of this nature typically is saved for Little League, Tee-ball or Beer-league softball, which accurately describes where the Mets are sitting currently in the National League East, where they sit only above the cellar-dwelling Zombie Marlins.

According to ESPN Stats & Information research, the Brewers were the last team to bat out of order, doing so in the first inning on July 4, 2016, against the Nationals.

I can’t believe this has happened in two MLB games within 3 seasons of each other…..even my old-man rec softball league in which I attend for the purpose of drinking in a dugout while wearing a uniform hasn’t screwed up the batting order in the last 3 years.



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