While the Mets had a 6-2 lead, Mets pitcher Oliver Perez sat back and acted like the game was already won.
The New York Mets fell to the Milwaukee Brewers at Shea Stadium today, 9-7.
Sorry Oliver, but games aren’t over in the third inning. In the fourth inning, the visiting Brewers came around to score four times, tying the game. The teams went back and forth throughout the remainder of the game until the Brewers pulled away. The fans were disgusted and stunned at the fact that the Brewers were able to snatch the final two games of the series after Nelson Figueroa’s heroic efforts on Friday night.
I was actually wondering if Perez would do this, the same thing he did last season. If anyone can remember, he made a nice start against Atlanta in his first start, then blew it against Philly. He did the same exact thing this time around, and blew it against Milwaukee.
At the plate, David Wright stayed hot. At the hot corner, Wright stayed cold. Wright had another bad day throwing the ball to Delgado, but he hit a first-inning solo home run against Jeff Suppan. his third of the season.
So much for Brian Schneider being a problem at the plate this year. He had three hits, three RBI, and his batting average stands at .324. I admit, I chose him to get benched for Ramon Castro by mid-season. Of course, it is only April and Castro isn’t even with the team yet, so I could still be right (not that I want to).
Angel Pagan, Luis Castillo, Damion Easley, and Ryan Church each contributed with two hits apiece.
Next Mets Test:
The Mets will finish up their nine-game homestand with a three-game series against the Washington Nationals starting on Tuesday.