The Mets came within inches of a win when David Wright blasted the first Mets homer at Citi Field, a three run shot that tied the game at 5-5, but the Mets flamed out after that and lost 6-5 to the Padres.
Mike Pelfrey started but it didn’t take long for him to get into trouble when the first batter of the game Jody Gerut homered to put the Padres up 1-0. In the second inning, the Padres touched up Pelfrey for another 3 runs and by the time Pelfrey was done for the night, he had allowed 5 runs in 5 innings pitched. The Mets are counting on big things from their newly anointed number two starter, but so far Pelfrey has a 8.10 ERA after two starts.
The bullpen was pretty solid until Church misplayed a fly ball for a three base error, who came around to score when Pedro Feliciano was left in to face a the right handed David Eckstein who called a balk on Feliciano allowing the run to score. Just kidding, as it was the ump who called the balk, but only after Eckstein hopped around screaming like a man on fire. Will the Mets EVER realize that Feliciano should never be allowed to face a right handed hitter again? How many times must they get burned? Wasn’t last year enough?
Anyhow, that was the game right there. The Mets were inept after they came back to tie the game on the fifth inning. They left the bases loaded in the seventh, but Reyes popped out to end the threat. Reyes was also tagged out after trying to stretch a single into a double earlier in the game.
The Mets are now 3-4 and will have the day off tomorrow to figure out how to catch fly balls and how to beat second division teams like the Marlins and the Padres.
I’ll gave the game ball to David Wright and Citi Field.