2017 just really isn't the New York Mets year.
Heading into the season the Mets were thought to be a solid wild card contender in the National League due to the depth of their rotation. Injury after injury depleted that rotation depth, as well as their lineup, with slugger Yoenis Cespedes spending time on the disabled list, too. The end result of the Mets whirlwind of injuries has been a lackluster 37-42 record, placing them nearly ten games out of a wild card spot. Friday, the Mets had a chance to make amends with their fans, with starter Jacob deGrom pitching a no-hitter into the 5th inning.
Things didn't work out though, because...Mets.
Yeah, that was a clip of outfielder Curtis Granderson losing the ball in the lights on what should've been an easy pop up to end the 5th, giving up a triple instead. Sure, stuff like that does happen in baseball, but it doesn't make it any easier to stomach for Mets fans when you read tweets like these that state that Granderson had a 99% catch probability on the play.
The Mets still went on to win 2-1, though, so hey, at least they gained some ground in the race for the wild card race!