Braves 4 Mets 2
Pedro Martinez wasn’t awful, but he wasn’t great, either, and he didn’t get enough offensive support to make up the difference.
The Mets managed just two runs on five hits against starter Jorge Campillo, and were shut out by three Atlanta relievers the rest of the way.
Ironically, Pedro drove in both of the Mets runs with a fifth-inning double. Go figure.
If this were 1960, the season would be over (154-game season back then) …. though, there wouldn’t be any divisions so they’d have finished in second place, behind the Cubs.
In a move that surprised everyone, Bobby Parnell made his second MLB appearance in this contest, spinning a perfect two-thirds of an inning. The Mets were down by only two — I’m going to guess that Jerry Manuel’s glasses fogged up in the Atlanta humidity and he thought the score was 8-2.
David Wright’s slump continued — he went only 2-for-4 with a double. Hopefully he’ll break out of this soon, as the Mets need 5-for-5 days from him.
The rubber match will be played at 1:35 pm. Mike Pelfrey goes against James Parr.