The Mets couldn’t do anything against Josh Johnson for most of the night. They got no-hit into the seventh inning when Willie Harris finally broke up the no-hitter with a double to left center field. The Mets had no offense, as was the case for much of last season. They only managed 4 hits and 2 runs, although Johnson is a big-time pitcher. Harris had 2 hits and was the only one that could do anything against Johnson.
Mike Pelfrey didn’t look good at all. He’s not going to have much success as a #1 starter if he keeps pitching like tonight’s game. He only lasted 4.1 IP giving up 5 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks. The big blow was a grand slam by John Buck in the fourth inning.
It’s a disappointing start to the season because the Mets never really seemed to be in the game. Getting no-hit through seven can do that to a team.