That was no fun. (I'll keep this short and sweet.)
Mike Pelfrey pitched very well. He allowed an unearned run in the first inning, and a two run home that Ryan Church almost caught in the top of the seventh. He allowed only four hits, walked two, and struck out four.
He did not deserve the loss, but the Mets offense was stifled last night by a dominating performance from Brett Myers. Pelfrey is still so surprising. I didn't think he'd be half of what he is right now this season.
Brian Stokes, Ricardo Rincon, and Duaner Sanchez all pitched, each retiring every batter they faced and tallying two K's.
Love the Stokes.
Brett Myers was ON. Eight innings, three hits, only two walks, while striking out 10 Mets.
The Mets threatened in the bottom of the ninth against Brad Lidge, but were unable to push anyone across.
Daniel Murphy went 2-4, with a double, as he was the only Met to tally multiple hits. David Wright, Carlos Delgado and Carlos Beltran also had hits for the Mets. Wright and Beltran's each were of the two-bagger variety.
It's one game, so don't get all up in arms. The Mets just have to come back today (or probably tomorrow due to rain) and win the next two.
Game Ball: Mike Pelfrey.