Can we go back to April?
Power. Home runs from Rod Barajas and David Wright accounted for all the runs scored by the Mets. A three-run blast from Wright in the top of the first inning and Barajas with a two-run bomb.
Yeah, that’s it.
The Bad & Ugly
Johan Santana was tagged for 10 earned runs in only 3.2 IP. He walked two and struck out only one. Staked to a 3-0 lead early, he allowed two solo home runs in the bottom of the first. It all came apart with two outs in the fourth inning as nine straight Phillies reached base. Santana walked Jamie Moyer with the bases loaded, then surrendered a grand slam to Shane Victorino. A batter later, he served up a bomb to Chase Utley. How very, very disheartening.
Gary Matthews Jr. went 0-4 leading off. Why he was there, no one knows.
The Mets escape to Cincinnati for a 7:10 p.m. start tomorrow night.