You won’t read this here very often: the Mets scored their only run of the game on a Luis Castillo home run. How about that?
The most disappointing thing about this game is how well Tom Glavine looked. John Maine couldn’t keep up with him. The Mets scored their only run in the first inning and left the bases loaded. They never mounted a threat after that.
Maine only made it through four innings giving up four runs on eight hits and three walks. Scott Schoenweis relieved him in the fifth and then Aaron Heilman let things get out of reach in the seventh inning. Brian McCann hit a two run homer off Heilman. He just can’t figure out how to get through a clean inning.
They’ll do it again tonight at 7:00pm with Claudio Vargas going against Jorge Campillo.
New York Mets (22-19) at Atlanta Braves (22-21) 1:00pm and 7:00pm
First game: John Maine (5-2) vs. Tom Glavine (1-1)
Second game: Claudio Vargas (0-1) vs. Jorge Campillo (0-0)
TV: SNY Radio: WFAN (both games)
What to watch: The Mets play four games in Atlanta over three days before moving on to Colorado. The best part of the road trip will be getting a chance at revenge on Tom Glavine in the first game. John Maine hasn’t given up more than two earned runs in a game since his first start on April 5th. Claudio Vargas was terrific in his first start against Washington on May 14th. He didn’t deserve a loss. Now that Pedro is joining the team in Atlanta for a bullpen session, Vargas is just keeping Pedro’s seat warm until he gets back.