Mets Lose To Brewers 4-2, DFA Figueroa

An article by posted on April 19, 2009

I guess a three game sweep was too much to ask for as the Mets wasted plenty of scoring opportunities and fell to the Brewers 4-2.

The problem with this loss is that the Mets squandered a gutsy start by Nelson Figueroa who did all he could manage to keep the Mets in the game and within striking distance.  Figueroa pitched six innings and allowed 3 runs on just five hits while dealing with an umpire who squeezed him all day. The big blow of Figgy came off the bat of Mike Cameron who powered a solo homerun off him in the 6th inning. He took the loss and after the game the Mets designated him for assignment. Pat on the back or kick in the ass?

The Mets squandered plenty of scoring opportunities in the game stranding ten baserunners today. Jose Reyes had three hits including a triple and yet he had no runs scored. Reyes is now batting .333 on the season. Dan Murphy also had three hits and managed to score one of the Mets runs.  With both table-setters hitting over .320, you would expect to see more offense from this team.

One bright spot in this game was the solid play of Omir Santos who tripled, scored a run, and also had some solid at-bats today. The Mets may have something here, and if I’m Castro and Schneider, I’d be looking over my shoulder right about now.

Tatis started at second base and looked decent out there, but went 0-4 at the plate despite a couple of hard outs.

That’s it for now… The Mets went 3-3 on the homestand and now head to St. Louis for a three game series starting on Tuesday.

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