The Mets had a chance to put away the Washington Nationals and end their road trip on a positive note.
However, Oliver Perez lost it and Aaron Heilman never had it and the Mets limp home 3-4 on the trip after opening with two wins in Philly.
The three quotes below pretty much said it all.
IN A NUTSHELL, Washington 10, Mets 5
Perez showed why he is an enigma and Heilman’s nightmare continued.
IN THE CLUBHOUSE
Aaron Heilman on his troubles: “I need to find a way to make better pitches.’’
Oliver Perez on his troubles: “We were close to winning and I started walking people.’’
Willie Randolph on his team: “We struggled like this down the stretch last year.’’
Top of 2nd: Perez fine so far. Delgado leaves another RISP. Mets 0, Washington 0.
Top of 3rd: A RBI single by Luis Castillo. They just booed a couple on the Kiss Cam. No passion. Mets 1, Washington 0.
4th Inning: Perez cruising. Only two hits given up. Small ball working. Mets 2, Washington 0.
5th Inning: About Perez? Never mind. Mets 3, Washington 3.
6th Inning: Aaron Heilman gives up a slam. Game over. Washington 7, Mets 3.
9th Inning: Finally, this is over. Washington 10, Mets 5.