Despite a good effort by Oliver Perez the Mets lost their second straight game to the Cincinnati Reds 7-2. Perez went six innings giving up three runs, two of which were earned. The story of the night was the Mets having tons of opportunity to score against Reds starter Josh Fogg and not taking advantage of it. The Mets had ten hits and only scored two runs in the game!
Pedro Feliciano came into the game in the seventh inning and got rocked for four runs in .1 innings. Ouch. It didn’t help that Aaron Heilman relieved Feliciano and gave up a bases clearing triple to Joey Votto.
The most surprising part of the game was watching Beltran kick the ball around the outfield. He’s always such a consistently good fielder. I know there are some balls that he doesn’t come in on very well. But it just seems like he never makes a mistake in the field. Last night he kicked two balls around. One he was charged with and error, only his third of the season, and the other he misplayed on the fly then kicked on the ground but wasn’t charged an error.
The Mets try to even the series in the final game before coming home for an off-day and then the Phillies at home.