D-Backs 14 – Mets 1 August 1, 2010

New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese throws a pitch in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field in New York City on August 5, 2009. UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom

The Mets were completely annihilated by the D-Backs in the rubber game of the series this afternoon. It’s a shame they put on such a poor show in front of a good crowd there for the Mets Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Jon Niese started the game well then got crushed for 3 runs in the fourth inning and 4 more in the fifth. He wasn’t helped out by the sloppy defense either. The Mets had 2 errors in the game but there were plenty of careless plays that made the Mets look like they were sleepwalking through this one.

The Mets only had 5 hits and 1 walk as a team. So there weren’t any standouts on offense to write about.

Oliver Perez did mop up the final two innings allowing 4 more runs to score. He heard some pretty hearty boo’s when he entered the game in the eighth inning.

The Mets are off to Atlanta then Philly this week.

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