As Wilin Rosario struck out swinging at a Collin McHugh curveball, Collin’s mother and father embraced each other and embraced the fact that their son had achieved his dreams to pitch in a major league game.
McHugh was the one of many Mets starters to throw goose eggs only to receive those goose eggs back from the offense. McHugh hurled seven shut out innings, and struck out nine in his major league debut. However, the offense failed to score a run, thus leaving McHugh with a no-decision and the game at the hands of the bullpen.
Enter the eighth inning, and enter Bobby Parnell who has pitched pretty efficiently in the month of August. That efficiency would meet Parnell’s nemesis; Bad Luck. As Tyler Colvin stepped up to the plate, Colvin laced a deep fly ball to center field, but Jordany Valdespin misjudged the pop-fly resulting in a lead off triple for Colvin. Colvin scored a batter later when Chris Nelson singled up the middle to plate the games only run.
The Mets will host the Houston Astros this weekend.