By Mike Steffanos
Game 11: Brewers 9 - Mets 7
So far this year we've been treated to several games where the Mets got a pretty good effort out of their starting pitcher but couldn't score. Today we had Ollie Perez down 2-0 before he recorded his first out, then settling down a little and getting staked to a 6-2 lead after 3. Sadly, he couldn't hold the lead for an inning.
The Mets beat up on Jeff Suppon, who usually has their number, for 4 innings today. Over the next 4 innings against the Brewers bullpen they amassed 5 hits and 6 walks, yet were only able to garner a single run out of that.
Today the Mets were the victim of bad luck a couple of times, and had a couple of close calls go against them. Mostly, though, they were the victims of their own lack of fundamentals. It added up to a disappointing end to a disappointing weekend, just when it seemed they be turning things around.
As I sit here and write this, it's hard to comprehend that Nelson Figueroa's feel-good performance was only two days ago. At the time the Mets were on a 3-game winning streak and everyone was starting to lighten up. Now...