By Mike Steffanos
Brewers 9 - Mets 6
A late game comeback came up short for the Mets as they dropped their second in a row, and 4th out of their last five. On offense, it was about missed opportunities and a failure once again to put a struggling pitcher away. Again none of the breaks seemed to fall in the Mets favor. But to me, the only story that matters was the starting pitcher.
Jose Lima was once a pretty good major league pitcher. That simply is not the case anymore. Don't be fooled that Lima held up decently until his fifth inning collapse. What we saw from him today was merely a replay of what we saw this spring. Lima might be able to give you 3 or 4 good innings, but opposing teams will inevitably figure him out and punish him. He'll probably get another start based on how he looked for the first four innings. Trust me, it's a mirage.
Jeremi Gonzalez goes tomorrow. The only positive thing that he has going for him is he's not Jose Lima. Cover your eyes.