The Mets (65-74) lost to the Braves (80-60) by the score of 11-3 on Saturday evening at Citi Field.
Apparently, Kris Medlen is not beatable. (How the hell do you win 19 straight games under one pitcher?). He did, however, lose his no-ER run streak against the Mets. I guess that is a moral victory. But yeah, we lost. Rain delay and all, it was not a fun day for baseball.
Jeremy Hefner got the start and got shellacked for eight hits and two walks, which led to five earned runs in a mere 2.2 IP. From then on, we saw Justin Hampson and Ramon Ramirez be the only guys to enjoy relative success with a combined 1.1 shutout innings. Carson allowed two earned runs in two innings and Familia allowed two runs in one inning. Acosta and Elvin Ramirez each allowed an earned run in one inning of work. Elvin did pick up three strikeouts, though. 17 hits overall for the Braves.
I am glad we were able to break that scoreless streak for Medlen and Atlanta overall, but it barely made a dent in the scoring today. Duda had two RBI hits on the day and Ronny Cedeno picked up a pinch-hit solo HR off Medlen. Not bad. The team was 1-5 with men in scoring position overall on the evening.
There was a seventy-five minute rain delay between the sixth and seventh. Oh hey, we held Chipper hitless again. I guess we play the games for a reason.
Even Kris Medlen had an RBI hit. Sometimes, the game just goes this way. You tip your hat, move on, and get ready to play the next game. It is tough, but the Mets have got to deal.
Error number 15 for Murphy on a throw.
8 hits overall for the Mets, with Wright picking up 2 of them and the aforementioned pair of RBI hits by Duda. That is a nice little bright spot.
The three-run performance by the Mets was the ninth consecutive home game in which they have scored three or fewer runs, dating back to Aug. 20 against the Rockies.
Jeremy Hefner drops to 2 – 6.
Chris Young takes on Tommy Hanson in the series finale, where the Mets look to avoid the sweep. 1:10 afternoon matinee start.