It was the same score as last night’s game, but the Mets were on the losing end tonight as the Orioles went ahead in the seventh inning, scoring two off of Pedro Feliciano. Tim Redding started the game, allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings. He didn’t give the team the quality start they needed to win.
Feliciano took the loss. He came into a 4-4 game after Bobby Parnell got the first out of the seventh inning. Feliciano allowed a hit before Aubrey Huff hit a long home run. Feliciano had been pitching great to left-handers before tonight but he just didn’t have it. He couldn’t seem to find the outside corner. Parnell, on the other hand, pitched much better, retiring three batters.
The Mets had 12 hits on the night but only managed four runs. Daniel Murphy started at first and had three hits with an RBI. Gary Sheffield hit his eighth home run of the season in the sixth inning. David Wright broke his 11-game hitting streak by going 0-for-5 with two strikeouts. A couple of at-bats came in big spots, but he couldn’t get it done. Ditto for Carlos Beltran, who was 1-for-5.
The Mets had their chance in the sixth inning when the bases were loaded with one out. Unfortunately, Fernando Tatis grounded into a double play after coming in for Fernando Martinez, who went 1-for-3.
So, the Mets lose one but didn’t lose ground against the Phillies, who dropped their second game to the Blue Jays, 7-1. Livan Hernandez takes the mound Thursday night.