Mets drop the opener to the Braves 9-3. Misch got beaten up early and often and the Mets had to go to the bullpen, including getting Oliver Perez into the game. Mets offense had nine hits, but only scored three runs. Mets are now one game below .500. A goal for the Mets.
Pat Misch has likely pitched his last start for the Mets this season. After giving up hit after hit and run after run, Misch only lasted three innings pitched. Misch was just laying his pitches in and was getting beating around badly by the Braves. Misch pitched three innings and gave up five runs on eight hits and a homerun. He did record one strikeout before his outing ended. Mejia had 7 K’s by that point. Just saying.
Mets had to go their bullpen early as everyone expected. Elmer Dessens was the first pick by Jerry and pitched a 1-2-3 fourth inning. Had a troubled fifth inning, but got out of it unscathed. Former Brave, Manny Acosta, got the call for the sixth inning. The “Acostalypse” occurred as he gave up three runs on three hits and a walk in his inning of work.
Oliver Perez made his first appearance into a game since August first and was greeted by a homerun on the second pitch he threw. Welcome back Ollie, we’ve missed you. Finished out the inning with two walks as well.
Igarashi rounded out with pitching the eighth inning giving up one hit and a strikeout.
The Mets offense has been a joke lately, but the punchline is starting to hurt. Mets could only scrounge up three runs despite nine hits. RBIs from Thole, Pagan and Hernandez. Wright and Ike, were like Wright and Ike of now. Mets were 1-14 with RISP and left 12 men on base.
Ike Davis and David Wright had terrible at-bats in the game. Combined for 1-10 with six strikeouts.
Jeff Francoeur had two hits on the night. To go with his two strikeouts.
Josh Thole had his first triple of the season. Second of his career. He has been showing more power lately.
Homerun from Jayson Heyward.
Ollie? Best choice, I guess.
Jon Niese goes for his ninth win of the season against the Braves is the second game of a four game series. Atlanta will have rookie lefty, Mike Minor, on the mound for them. In Minor’s last start he pitched six inning and struck out twelve batters in his second career win. Game time is 7:10 PM.