The New York Mets offense has fallen back to expectations, and for the second night in a row, New York got a solid effort from the starting pitcher but were unable to put anything together at the plate. Without David Wright, Jose Reyes, and Ike Davis, it’s a feat that the Mets are even above .500 entering the All Star Break.

This was a game the Mets never win. With a chance to make a statement on national television heading into the break, the Mets failed to win a series after taking the first game of the weekend set. Mike Pelfrey pitched solidly, giving the Mets six innings, allowing only two runs. He even struck out the side to end his night, but it wasn’t enough tonight.

As a team, New York was unable to do what they have been doing all season, plating runners while in scoring position. New York was also sloppy in the field, committing two errors, and a should be error by Lucas Duda.

Jonathon Niese made his first career relief appearance, for which I have no idea why, and recorded exactly one out. The Mets head into the All Star Break at 46-45, one game above .500. I did not expect the Mets to be anywhere near the .500 mark at the All Star Break, but they’ve played tough.

Unfortunately, without Reyes, Wright, Davis, and Santana, the Mets probably won’t be within 15 games of the wild card by the end of August.