Despite a good performance by Nelson Figueroa, who was filling in for Mike Pelfrey, the Mets once again could not capitalize on scoring chances and lost 4-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Mets are now 6-6 for the season and tied with the Phillies for second place in the division behind the almost-perfect Florida Marlins.
The Mets just could not get it done on offense, despite 12 hits, as they left 10 runners on base and could not capitalize on a bases-loaded situation with Carlos Delgado at the plate and an eighth-inning potential rally that ended with backup catcher Omir Santos hitting into a double play. Santos, who was called up when Brian Schneider was placed on the 15-day disabled list, was impressive in his first start gunning down a base runner trying to steal and going 2-for-4 at the plate.
Both Jose Reyes and Daniel Murphy had three hits on the day.
The Mets have Monday off before facing the Cardinals in St. Louis on Tuesday.