The wheels have officially fallen off for the 2011 New York Mets. For a surprising four months, the Mets played good baseball despite injuries and trades that left the starting nine in shambles. The calendar turned to August and the Metropolitans have crumbled like they do every year. With tonight’s loss the Mets fall below .500 at 55-56.

New York Mets' David Wright hits an RBI double off of Atlanta Braves' Tim Hudson in the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Citi Field in New York.

Wright staring down his double in some hideous blue uni’s

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R.A. Dickey got the start tonight and pitched rather well, lasting seven innings allowing only five hits and two earned runs. He was outdueled however by Tim Hudson who allowed only a first inning run by way of a David Wright double. Wright was the only other bright spot in a lousy loss, going 2-4. Daniel Murphy and Jason Bay picked up the only other hits of the game for New York.

Jose Reyes was 0-4 and has seen his average drop to .336 on the season. The one time MVP candidate has come back to earth since his return from the DL with the hamstring injury.

The Mets will head back out there tomorrow for the middle game of the weekend series against the Braves, looking to get back to the .500 mark.

NYM Jonathon Niese 10-8 vs. ATL Tommy Hanson 11-6