Reds 5, Mets 4, 10 inn.

Posted: May 5, 2010 in Mets

Deflating loss today. Pretty deflating series actually in that with a few clutch hits here and there, the Mets get the sweep. As it turned out, they were pretty lucky to get the one win. Ah, the life of a New York Mets fan.
Jon Niese struggled today, but kept the Mets in the game despite six pretty ineffective innings. He allowed four runs on 12 hits, walking none and striking out four. The Reds singled him to death until the fifth, when Brandon Phillips and Jonny Gomes each hit solo homers to give the Reds a 4-2 lead.
David Wright’s solo homer pulled the Mets within a run, and the fantastic relief work by Hisanori Takahashi (three scoreless innings) allowed the Mets to tie the game in the ninth on Jeff Francoeur’s sac fly. The Mets went quietly in the 10th (although Fernando Tatis nearly put them ahead with a deep flyball). Pedro Feliciano surrendered a leadoff homer to Orlando Cabrera in the 10th and that was it. Mets lose the game and the series, dropping to an awesome 4-8 on the road. They’ll actually have to start winning games on the road to have any success, since you know 9-1 homestands aren’t going to happen all the time (probably never again this year). This team just doesn’t get big hits with runners on base. They scored a run on a bases loaded walk, one on an RBI grounder and another on a sac fly. Would be nice to hit a few gappers and put crooked numbers on the board. It doesn’t get any easier, with the Mets hosting the Giants this weekend, facing San Fran’s top three pitchers. Picking up two of three could be tough…..

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