As the Mets today played at Citi Field, they were playing under very hot and humid conditions. The temperature for today was over 100 degrees. The weather must have gotten to them as the Mets miss completing the sweep of the Cardinals 6-2.
Jonathan Niese didn’t have the start that he was hoping for today. He went 6 innings, gave up 3 ER’s on 5 hits. Niese’s biggest mistake of the afternoon was giving up a 2-run HR to “the machine” Albert Pujols in the first inning.
On a positive note, Jose Reyes is continuing to hit the ball well, as he legged out yet another triple. Reyes now has 16 triples in 2011. The Mets also gotten RBI hits from Justin Turner (who continues to be the Mets main go-to guy for RBI’s), and Jason Pridie (who was the in the starting lineup for the first time since last month).