The New York Mets lost to the San Francisco Giants 6-5 Sunday afternoon in another wild contest. The Mets rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the later innings, eventually taking the lead, but only to come up short in the end. If you couldn’t catch the game, here’s what you missed.

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Initial Reaction:

Oliver Perez matched up against Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum in the rubber game of the three-game set. “Bad Ollie” took the mound today as he pitched a “walk-a-thon”, and Lincecum was in top form for most of the game.

That was a tough loss to swallow! It was exciting to watch the Mets take the lead in the 7th inning, but when Jenrry Mejia gave up the home run to Aaron Rowand, my heart stopped. However, every Met fan must appreciate this game, since before the 6th inning no one thought they had a chance at winning.

Positives From The Game:

Relentlessness: The Mets came back from a 4-0 deficit and took the lead in the 7th. They were able to knock Lincecum out of the game through six innings, which helped their cause. They battled very nicely against the bullpen.

Ike Davis: Davis handled the Cy Young winner very well, hitting two singles against him, as well as taking a walk. He’s batting a solid .316 thus far in the young season.

Raul Valdes: Allowed the Mets to get back in the game by pitching 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Negatives From The Game:

Ollie Follies: Perez couldn’t get past the fourth inning, as he threw 99 pitches (only 44 for strikes!). He gave up four runs (three earned), while walking seven and striking out two batters. He has a 22:25 K:BB ratio on the season–not a good statistic…

Something’s Not “Wright”: David Wright looked perplexed at the plate today, but it’s starting to look more and more natural for him. He received the golden sombrero this afternoon, striking out four times, and left five runners on base, including the game-tying runner in scoring position in the 9th inning. He DID drive in a run on a sacrifice fly. Good for you, David!

Jenrry Mejia: He’s been solid all season, but was credited with the loss today, giving up a 2-run home run in the 8th inning. Hopefully, the kid bounces back.

Interesting Facts:

16: Number of total walks issued in the game.

41: Amount of times David Wright has struck out this season. Only Justin Upton has outpaced him.

19: Oakland A’s Dallas Braden pitched a perfect game today against the Tampa Bay Rays. Only 19 pitchers have accomplished this feat.

What’s Next?: The Mets welcome the Nationals to CitiField for a three-game set beginning Monday night. Game time 7:10 PM.

NYM John Maine (1-1) 5.97 ERA vs. WASH Luis Atiliano (2-0) 4.67 ERA