Mets Game 150: Loss to Braves
Braves 6 Mets 3
I realize the Mets stink, but I was hoping they’d win at least one of these.
After sweeping the Pirates in four straight, the Mets were swept by the Braves in three straight, in their home park.
Not even the feel-good story of the year, R.A. Dickey, could hold back the Bravos. Dickey allowed 4 runs on 10 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings, and though he allowed far too many baserunners, for the most part he did an admirable job to keep them from crossing home plate. Dickey had only allowed two runs until the 7th frame, when he was removed after allowing two singles to start the inning. Pedro Feliciano relieved him and got two outs that sandwiched an intentional walk, then manager Jerry Manuel chose to play the matchup game, calling on Manny Acosta to face the righthanded-hitting Derrek Lee with the bases loaded. Acosta proceeded to serve up a 430-foot grand slam to Lee to give the Braves the lead and eventually the ballgame.
On the bright side, both Carlos Beltran and Ike Davis went 2-for-4 with a run scored. David Wright blasted his 24th homerun of the game, a two-run, 370-foot blast in the first frame.
Next Mets Game
The Mets have the day off on Monday to travel to Miami, then begin a quick two-game set vs. the Marlins beginning on Tuesday. Game time is 7:10 PM and pits Mike Pelfrey vs. Adalberto Mendez.