Well, he was. And he stunk.
Figueroa: 1.2 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 HR, 53 pitches
So the Mets were in a 6-0 hole in a hurry, but they battled back. An RBI triple here (Angel Pagan), a pair of RBI singles there (Luis Castillo and David Wright) and a solo home run (Daniel Murphy) brought the Mets within one.
But that would be as close as they would get.
The team must tip their cap to the bullpen who allowed only three hits in 7 1-3 innings. Tim Redding turned in a 3 1-3 inning outing, allowing two hits and walking only one. Bobby Parnell tossed two scoreless, as well.
This seems fitting.