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.

Game Notes

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.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. alexSVK September 20, 2010 at 8:46 am
    I have not been paying much attention to the Mets since the football season started but I’ve just noticed that Feliciano appeared in 16 of the last 19 Mets games pitching a total of 12.1 innings. He’s on pace to make 90+ appearances and is projected to be a type A free agent. We’ll see how the Mets play this out in the offseason.
  2. veronica September 24, 2010 at 9:51 am
    iam you number 1# fan and even if you lose iam there. because not always we can win. and david wright iam you number one fan. so lets go mets.
  3. veronica September 24, 2010 at 9:54 am
    lets goooo mets.