Mets Blow Lead Late, Lose To Braves 3-2

The Mets lost the first game of today’s single admission double header in the eighth inning. Johan Santana pitched into the eighth but left after giving up two straight singles to lead off the inning. He pitched a superb game through seven giving up no runs but ran out of gas in the eighth after throwing 113 pitches in the game.

Scott Schoenweiss and Brian Stokes were the problem in the eighth allowing three runs to score including the inherited runners from Santana. It’s incredible how many games that Santana has left with a lead only to end up as a Mets loss.

Carlos Delgado continued his torrid hitting going 2 for 4 with 1 run scored and one double. His average is up to .266 now.

The Phillies won today so the Mets lead is down to two games and the Mets magic number holds at 14.

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