Almost Doesn’t Count, Mets Lose 5-4

After a decent outing from Pat Misch, the Mets nearly managed to come back against the Marlins for the second day in a row, but fell short losing 5-4

Game Notes

Pat Misch was hit hard today from the onset of the game, and despite being efficient with his pitches, Misch only managed to go six innings, giving up four runs, three earned on nine hits and four strikeouts. Misch only threw 82 pitches, but the Marlins hit him hard the first and second innings of the game. Pat Misch may be a more effective long-man then a starter if the Mets are hoping to remain in contention, because he is always one home run away from implosion.

The bullpen had its scoreless inning streak broken when Ryota Igarashi came out for the first time in six days and allowed an RBI single to Hanley Ramirez. Igarashi went one inning allowing one run on two hits, and it may have been two runs had Jose Reyes not thrown out Hanley Ramirez at home. Manny Acosta would pitch himself into trouble, but after a great relay throw, Jose Reyes threw out Wes Helms at home. Acosta went one inning, allowing one hit and one walk and striking out one. Bobby Parnell pitched an inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.

The Mets offense couldn’t figure out Marlins soft-tossing starter Alex Sanabia today, only taking him to 73 pitches in six and one-third innings. The Mets scored on another boneheaded error by Cameron Maybin on a Josh Thole single, allowing David Wright to score and sending Thole to third. The Mets wouldn’t score

re again until the seventh, when Ike Davis notched his first MLB triple, scoring David Wright and Jeff Francoeur followed up with an RBI single to center. The Mets made a bid for a comeback, led-off by a David Wright blast to center field, his 20th home run of the season. With the bases loaded and two outs, however Jose Reyes couldn’t knock in the game-tying run.

Ruben Tejada, 0-2, still slumping and was pinch hit for in the 7th inning

David Wright, 2-4 with three runs scored and the home run.

Reyes, Pagan, Beltran went 0-12 with a walk and a strikeout.

Josh Thole, 2-3 with a walk. Thole’s approach is definitely advanced but with Ruben Tejada hitting behind him, it doesn’t give him too much to work with.

Mike Hessman has been pretty bad since he was called up, and grounded into a fielders choice in the ninth inning. Lucas Duda plays first base too. Nick Evans plays all corners.

Turning Point

When Jose Reyes grounded out weakly for the fourth time in the game in the ninth inning.

Game Ball

David Wright, 2-4 with an HR, three runs scored and an RBI. The inability of  Reyes, Pagan and Beltran to get on base was essentially the death of many rallies. Carlos Beltran’s days as the three hitter may be coming to a close very shortly if he can’t consistently hit.

On Deck

The Mets will look to win this series, sending Jonathon Niese to the mound to face off against Anibal Sanchez. Game time is 7:10 P.M.