So much for that six game winning streak a while back. The Mets have firmly entrenched themselves in last place in the National League East as they dropped their 18th game of the season, while only finding the win column 12 times. Almost 20 percent of the season is complete, and the Mets are brutally tough to watch. I’ll mention Chris Capuano’s solid outing, as he went 6.1 allowing two runs and scattering eight hits. It was only the 12th quality start of the season for New York.

New York Mets batter Carlos Beltran follows through on his swing as he hits a three-run home run against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of their MLB National League baseball game in New York, May 3, 2011.

 

What Went Down:

First off, a lot of Mets batters went down, and they went down via the strike out. 16 times tonight, the Mets were victims of the strike out. Ike Davis fell victim three times while the top three hitters, Reyes, Murphy, and Wright combined for five strikeouts.

In total the Mets had only six hits on the night. Worse than that, the Mets combined to leave 18 runners on base. The opportunities were there, but in typical Mets fashion, they weren’t able to cash them in.

The only real chance for New York came in the bottom of the 6th. Carlos Beltran, who had two hits on the night, led off the inning with a double to shallow right, followed by an Ike Davis single. With runners on first and third with no outs, the Mets would surely score… Ronny Paulino proceeded to foul out, followed by Willie Harris going down without swinging the bat, and Pridie ending the threat with a swinging strikeout of his own.

The Good?

I really don’t know of any. Ronny Paulino is swinging the stick well. Maybe Reyes will get traded soon? That’d be an early (by about an hour) birthday present.

 

The Bad?

The Mets.

 

What’s next?

Another meeting with the Giants. At least the Mets have their “ace” on the bump.

NYM Mike Pelfrey (1-3) vs. SF Jonathan Sanchez (2-1)