Mets' Pitcher Hansel Robles (Literally) Walked It Off For The Rockies As The Last Three Batters Took Their Base
"Ball 4...ball 8...annnnd Robles has walked the Mets' into the loss column with 12 errant pitches!"
I know they say life imitates art, but whoever came up with that saying probably never thought that said "art" would be a hilarious sports parody that's meant to exaggerate the laughable struggles of a fictional ex-con of a pitcher on a complete clusterfuck of a team. I actually appreciate that Hansel Robles went full 'Wild Thing', because any day I can slip a 'Major League' reference into my writing is a good day, but - man, oh man - are the strikingly strike-less similarities between yesterday's bottom of the 9th and this clip an indictment of the current state of the Mets....
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If you want to look on the eerily dim bright side then that's probably the best way to walk in a walk off. You probably shouldn't aim to give the other team a win with three straight bases on balls, but if that's how you want to play it then it's best to really punctuate the loss with a goddamn laser beam to the backstop. If you're going to take an 'L' in incompetent fashion then take an 'L' in incompetent fashion with authority. Those fans behind the plate had to at least flinch before they got to celebrate, and that wouldn't have been possible if the game ended on a measly breaking ball that apathetically dropped into the dirt. Sadly, the moral victory of ever-so-slightly postponing the excitement of opposing fans is one of the biggest victories the Mets' have had all season.