The Mets now have more starters out of the opening day lineup than they do in it after today’s loss. Jose Reyes and Daniel Murphy both left the game with injuries as Dan Uggla extended his hitting streak to 28 games in the win for Atlanta.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07:  Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves follows through on a ninth inning RBI single against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 7, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Braves defeated the Mets 6-5.

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Bobby Parnell did what Bobby Parnell does. With the game tied entering the 9th, Parnell allowed the winning run to score, the only run the bullpen allowed the entire day. Dillon Gee wasn’t great either, allowing five runs during his five innings pitched.

The Mets twice gave up the lead despite Jason Bay’s perfect day at the plate. He was 3-3 on the day with two walks. He scored three times and stole his 10th base of the year. Bay’s struggles may be coming to an end as his average is now up to .249 on the season.

David Wright made his major league debut at shortstop after Reyes and Murphy left with injuries. Scott Hairston, an outfielder was moved to second base, Nick Evans who started the day at first base, finished at 3rd.

With the latest loss, New York fell to 23-30 at home this year, 56-57 on the season, and nine games back for the wild card. The steamy day in Queens was definitely one to forget for these Mets. They’ll welcome the Padres to town to start a series tomorrow night. Mike Pelfrey takes the mound for the Mets and will be opposed by Tim Stauffer.