Jeff Francoeur continued his torrid hitting pace, with a triple and a single. He’s now batting .476 on the season. Oh yeah, and he walked again. His OBP is .538.
Mike Jacobs homered. Practically the whole reason Jacobs is still relevant is that he can mash, if and when he connects. Well, he connected for the Mets only two runs of the game, a 2-run home run in the 8th inning.
The bullpen. Raul Valdes made his major league debut and Ryota Igarashi and Francisco Rodriguez all turned in scoreless innings.
Johan Santana after the first inning. From the second to fifth innings, Santana allowed only three hits and one earned run. Too bad about the first frame.
The Bad & Ugly
Santana’s first inning. A leadoff triple, two walks, a blast from Josh Willingham and some replay later, the Mets trailed 4-0 after a grand slam. The Mets never recovered.
Josh Willingham is the newest Met killer. The Mets should trade for him and stash him away in Triple-A forever. Get Willie Harris, too.
The Mets offense. Livan Hernandez tossed seven shutout innings, allowing only five hits and needing just 88 pitches. When they got runners on, they did nothing with them. “Punchless” is a good term to use.
This game was over in the first inning.
Raul Valdes, why not?
Monday is an off day for the Mets as they travel out to Colorado for their first road trip starting Tuesday night at 8:15.