Hey, let’s hear it for the Mets! They actually had a lead! For about five minutes!
Nelson Figueroa — who is, I guess, the closest thing that the Mets have to a staff ace right now, even though he isn’t any good — managed to hold the Braves hitless for the first three innings, with the only baserunner being Jurrjens on a walk. In the bottom of the third, they managed to put together two walks and a single and took a 1-0 lead. That was their highlight.
The Braves rallied back for two runs in the fourth to spoil that. Prado singled, then went to second on a wild pitch, after which Chipper walked. McCann, who had been hit on the hand by a foul tip earlier, and left the game afterwards, bunted — I’m guessing he was trying to get a hit, but it wound up a sacrifice. ACHE, being ACHE, was unable to get the tying run home, but Yunel came through with a two-run single to make it 2-1. The Mets got the tying run on in the bottom of the inning, but Jeffy hit into a double play. Please sign him long-term, Omar.
It stayed 2-1 until the ninth, when the Mets’ closer came on, only to give up a double to Yunel and a single to Adam. Expensive closer, bad team — great investment there… Moylan pitched the eighth, allowing a walk, and Soriano the ninth, and did the same. If anyone cares, it was Soriano’s 25th save, which puts him in a tie for eleventh on the franchise single-season list. It’s a fairly easy list to climb.