It has not been the best of seasons for the New York Mets.
After an 11-1 start inspired optimism, they’ve since fallen victim to everything from sacrifice flies to second to hand, foot and mouth disease, and they were just 43-60 heading into Tuesday night’s game with the Washington Nationals (which came after they were criticized for not being active at the trade deadline).
And Tuesday night’s performance didn’t exactly inspire confidence in the Mets, as they lost 25-4 to the NL East rival Washington Nationals (the most lopsided loss in franchise history) and sparked a whole lot of Twitter comedy along the way:
Mets really can't afford to give up another touchdown at this point in the game. pic.twitter.com/gNO2kg6SJM— David B Larter (@DavidLarter) August 1, 2018
The Nats have just set a team record for runs in a game, with 24 tonight against the Mets. That tops last year, when they scored 23...against the Mets.— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) August 1, 2018
Checking in on the Nationals-Mets game... pic.twitter.com/ItytnIW4Te— theScore (@theScore) August 1, 2018