For the first 2 innings, Jeremy Hefner was sharp and efficient, needing only 17 pitches to get through those 6 outs. The Mets were aggressive on the basepaths, and the Padres threw the ball around, giving the Mets a 1-0 lead. But then it started raining. Then it started pouring. And after a 68 minute rain delay, The Padres pitcher, Eric Stolts, was sharp, shutting our offense down, and the Padres strung together a bunch of doubles to blow Jeremy Hefner's early career ERA way up. The kid ended up only lasting another inning and a third, as the Mets went down 5-11.
This was actually a fun loss to be at, if any can be. David Wright continued his dominance, going 3 for 5 including a mammoth, straight-away center field 2-run home run which at the time got us back in the game at 6-3. Then Manny Acosta happened, who was brought in the inning before.
Look. I understand Acosta is not normally more than an 1-inning guy. Terry, however, is trying to save his bullpen as much as possible, and Manny needs to step it up right after Wright led us back into this one. And he just...well...was Manny Acosta. There's no room on a roster for someone with a 2.12 WHIP and 10.80 ERA, right?
After being told he was going to work on his troubles with the big team, Ike Davis had a fantastic pinch-hit at bat that led to a 2-run single in the 8th inning. He was a lot of fun to cheer on in that dud of a game. Keep that good feeling going, Ike.
The Mets and Padres return to action tonight at 7:10PM. The rain delay led the Mets to give all of us there a complimentary ticket to tonight's game, so maybe I'll take advantage of that. Dillon Gee will take on Anthony Bass. I know we can't sweep the Fathers anymore, but we sure can take 3 out of 4.
LET'S. GO. METS.