Mets Game 158: Loss to Brewers

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It can be very tough to win the second game of a doubleheader after losing the first game in the late innings. And the Mets aren’t very tough.

The Brewers rolled with the momentum built from their come-from-behind victory earlier in the evening by beating the Mets a second time. Not much else to say, other than, thank goodness we have only four more games to suffer through.

Game Notes

As usual, R.A. Dickey gave the Mets a chance to win. He allowed one earned run on 6 hits in 7 full innings of work — only to leave the game with a no-decision. Once again, no walks from the knuckleballer; no small feat for throwing a pitch that is controlled by the wind rather than the man.

Carlos Gomez went 3-for-4. Oh wait, he’s not on the Mets any more. I still like watching him run around.

Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan had two hits apiece at the top of the lineup, and Pagan stole his 37th base. So they set the table well. Only problem was, the only other Met with a hit was — you guessed it — R.A. Dickey. Maybe Dickey should get a start in left field in one of these final games.

In typical bullpen (mis)management, Pedro Feliciano appeared in both games of the doubleheader, and allowed 3 runs on one hit and 2 walks on the day, pitching a total of one-third of an inning. However, he did extend his own franchise record by entering his 90th and 91st ballgames. Only submariner Kent Tekulve, kinesiologist Mike Marshall, and Salomon Torres have appeared in more MLB games in one season than Feliciano.

Next Mets Game

The final game of this much-anticipated four-game set takes place at 7:10 PM on Thursday night. Dillon Gee goes against Chris Narveson.

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. Jim Murray September 30, 2010 at 12:39 am
    Oh well, there goes our chance to finish with a winning record. Now they have to win 4 in a row to avoid a losing season. I’m happy to see Wright get to 100 RBI. He even has a chance to get 30HR.
  2. Walnutz15 September 30, 2010 at 8:12 am
    As Omar stated so eloquently early on this season, “You always like to be around .500.”

    Guess he failed in his mission.

    Funny thing about this team is, nothing really changes…….offensive struggles, pitchers who routinely contribute to pathetic hit totals, weekly (sometimes nightly) injuries or re-aggravations of old ones.

    I haven’t wasted my time on this bunch in awhile now, but in turning the game on for 5 minutes the other night — I noticed NICK EVANS in CF. Why, you ask?

    …….because Beltran’s hurt yet again.

    Last night, Evans left the game himself with a shoulder injury — MRI to follow today.

    Why bother torturing yourself over a horrible baseball team…….that’s my battle right now. I’m on the verge of becoming “that guy” — who falls way out of touch with a team he doesn’t need to invest alot of time or $$ in.

    It’s a shame, really.

  3. Mike September 30, 2010 at 10:30 am
    Joe I missed watching the games but I heard they started using directly behind the pitcher view instead of the shifted to the side view. What say you?
    • Joe Janish September 30, 2010 at 5:00 pm
      I didn’t notice … if I still have the game on the DVR I’ll check it out. Thanks!