The Mets squandered yet another solid outing by a starting pitcher, this time in the form of Hisanori Takahashi who shook off his last bad outing to allow only two runs in seven innings. The Mets offense was stagnant once again as they fell to the Dodgers 2-0.
The Mets actually out-hit the Dodgers five to four, but the difference was Matt Kemp who drove in both L.A. runs. In the first inning, he hit a double, which Jeff Francoeur probably could have caught but misjudged it. It bounced off the wall allowing Jamey Carroll to score. He then hit a solo home run in the seventh inning.
Even with a lineup shakeup, the Mets could not get out of their funk. Jason Bay, Carlos Beltran and Rod Barajas all sat, with Chris Carter, Francoeur and Josh Thole filling in. The result was the same, however. Francoeur was the only Met to get more than a hit, but both were bloops and not hit hard.
Also contributing to a scoring drought were two pickoffs of Met base runners. Both David Wright and Jose Reyes got hits, but both were thrown out trying to steal second base.
Johan Santana pitches Friday night, but you can probably expect more of the same, especially with the kind of run support the Mets usually give him.