The Mets lost the first game of their seven game road trip today in Pittsburgh. John Maine gutted through five innings even though he clearly didn’t have his good stuff. His fastball was in the mid-80’s for most of the game.
The Mets generated very little offense on a day when Jose Reyes had the day off. Jerry Manuel was ejected in the third inning for arguing a call. Argenis Reyes was called out for making a slight turn at first base on an overthrow by Jack Wilson. Reyes was tagged by the catcher and called out.
The story of the game has to be another game blown by the shaky Mets bullpen. Pedro Feliciano and Duaner Sanchez couldn’t get the job done in the eighth inning and let another game get away. It seems like that’s becoming the story of the 2008 season.