Twenty-three combined hits, five combined runs.
I’m going to slot in John Maine’s start into “The Good.” Sure, he threw almost 90 percent fastballs, but he surrendered two runs over six innings. They came on back-to-back homers in the third inning. He walked four (one IBB) and struck out five. You know, I’ll take it.
My boy Hisanori Takahashi.
Every Mets position player had a hit.
Alex Cora taking over for Jose Reyes. He made an awesome stop and backward flip from his stomach to save a run in the 9th and singled in the bottom half of the inning.
Angel Pagan homered in the 9th to give fans a glimmer of hope, until…
The Bad & Ugly
…That hope was ripped away by a check-swing strikeout by Jason Bay to end the game. Youch.
Only two of the Mets 12 hits were for extra bases.
The Mets left 11 runners on base.
Pedro Feliciano was in wayyyyy too long. I’m fine with him facing Adam Dunn, but Josh Willingham and Ivan Rodriguez? Wrong. The run he gave up ended up being the game winner.
Jose Reyes and Jerry Manuel were tossed. Not really awful, but yeah…
Mets and Nats do it again tomorrow, 7 p.m.