Twitter roasts Mets after ‘dumpster fire’ interrupts loss to Braves
Things have not gone according to plan for the New York Mets this season, as they are slipping out of playoff contention.
As disappointing as this season has been, fans watching the Mets’ latest defeat happened to witness to a literal dumpster fire during Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves.
The telecast picked up smoke billowing from the area around Citi Field (via FOX Sports).
Something is on fire at or outside of Citi Field. pic.twitter.com/vtItVa3BLr
— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) September 20, 2020
The jokes abounded shortly after the image entered the Twittersphere.
Numerous users made the allusion to the Mets organization being a literal dumpster fire in light of the smoky atmosphere on Sunday.
"Something is on fire"
Nah, that's just the Mets organization. All good. https://t.co/1UvVwMCNDW
— Lauren Wilz & Barkevious Dingo (@LWilz) September 20, 2020
Attention, we have a metaphor for the Mets’ 2020 season, attention. pic.twitter.com/sja1FtJ9Lo
— New York Mammoths (@NYMammoths) September 20, 2020
The Mets are a literal dumpster fire pic.twitter.com/FfGBQ9SVcl
— Lang Whitaker (@langwhitaker) September 20, 2020
Things went from bad to worse in a hurry for the Mets on Sunday.
New York actually managed to get a tremendous start from right-hander Rick Porcello, who tossed seven innings of one-run ball and struck out 10 for the contest.
The Mets trailed by just one when Porcello exited the contest. They lost 7-0 after a bullpen implosion.
Jeurys Familia gave up a pair of runs in the eighth inning after beginning the frame with a pair of walks and giving up a double to Braves catcher Travis D’Arnaud, who started his career in New York with the Metropolitans.
The damage was hardly done, however, as Atlanta teed off on left-hander Chasen Shreve in the ninth. Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Marcell Ozuna all doubled off Shreve as part of a four-run inning, the same inning when the telecast picked up the fire.
New York’s postseason hopes have all but been dashed after another crushing loss, and the fire took on a metaphorical meaning for a team that will begin a transition under new owner Steve Cohen.