Check out the wrap-up of last night’s game, which had the Mets completing their worst monthlong record since September 2003 with nine wins and 18 losses. The Mets are now two games under .500, three games behind Philadelphia, 1 1/2 games behind Florida and only one game ahead of Atlanta.
The Mets had a closed-door meeting after the game last night, but Jerry Manuel said it was “just to get things in order.” Last night’s starter Johan Santana was visibly flustered and fired up in the fourth inning, which saw the game get out of hand when the Brewers scored four runs. This was right after SNY TV announcers Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez talked about how the fourth inning has been a weak spot for Santana.
Santana is partially to blame for the four runs, walking two batters, including the opposing pitcher, and throwing the ball away trying to throw Ryan Braun out at third base. Fernando Martinez didn’t help matters much by literally belly flopping in the outfield trying to catch a ball he overran.
You know it’s bad when even pitching coach Dan Warthen gets ejected from the game for arguing balls and strikes.
There is a little bit of good news from yesterday. A second opinion on Carlos Beltran’s knee confirmed the original diagnosis of a deep bone bruise. Read more about that story here. There doesn’t seem to be a break in the bone, but there’s still no firm timetable on his return.
Mike Pelfrey takes the mound this afternoon at 2:05 p.m. Can the Mets prevent a second consecutive series sweep and sixth straight loss? Stay tuned for updates.