It took me a while to work up to writing this post game recap. It’s starting to feel like a continuation of the way last season ended. The Mets are now 1-5 in their last six games. It’s only April so it’s not like the season is lost at all. The Mets are still at .500. But something is very wrong with this team.
What bothers me is how ugly their losses are. The Atlanta Braves shouldn’t be hammering this team. If you look at the Braves and Mets on paper, the Mets are just a better team. The Braves swept the Mets in a short series earlier this month and came to town with their best starters lined up for this weekend’s series.
The Mets offense (what offense?) only mustered two hits against Braves starter Jair Jurrgens. Jurrgens walked three runs in during the third innings and threw over 40 pitches. Then he went on to retire 10 consecutive batters.
Kelly Johnson homered off Mike Pelfrey in the sixth which brought back bad memories of his pinch hit grand slam in the last series. Pelfrey was pretty bad tonight giving up five runs over 5.1 innings. He didn’t have good control all night walking four and giving up nine hits.
There isn’t much good to report about this game. Nobody was hitting and Pelfrey didn’t give the Mets a chance.