By Mike Steffanos
Game 48: Rockies 4 - Mets 1
If you're a starting pitcher for the New York Mets these days, you may think that you can't afford to make a single mistake. Sadly, this is often true.
John Maine battled through 120 pitches over 6 innings yesterday in the rubber match against the Rockies. A mistake in the fourth inning yielded a 3-run homer, and -- given the somnambulant state of the Mets offense these days -- that pretty much sealed his fate.
The aforementioned offense managed 4 singles and a run as Aaron Cook pitched a complete game against them. Cook is a good pitcher, but this is something we've seen all too often this season. It's why I find it hard to dwell on the struggles of some of the pitchers in the early going. The offense has been, and seemingly will continue to be, the Achilles heel of the club this season.
Enjoy your Memorial Day.