Pat Misch was excellent. Mets struggled to score runs. Bullpen surrendered home runs. Mets lost.
Just another day for the Mets.
Misch, making his first start for the Mets, lasted seven innings, allowing only one run. He let up six hits, walked two and struck out two. It was his longest outing of his career, tossing 98 pitches.
Brian Stokes entered, allowed a game tying hit, then surrendered a three-run home run to Alfonso Soriano. Those were the first runs Stokes has given up since August 1, over 12 1-3 innings.
The anemic Mets offense managed only two runs on seven hits. Omir Santos and Fernando Tatis drove in the runs on a single and double respectively.
But hey, no one got hurt.