The Least Should Know:
Matt Harvey started for the Mets and he allowed two runs and five walks in six innings – the two runs he allowed were the result of a two-run home run off the bat of Jason Heyward.
Josh Edgin allowed a two run home run to Dan Uggla in the eighth inning.
Paul Maholm faced three batters over the minimum with no walks and five strikeouts in a complete game shutout.
The Mets have been shutout in two of their last three games.
For a full recap and box score, check out SNY.TV.
Michael Baron, ContributorIt was a tale of two games for Matt Harvey tonight. Early on, he was really fighting himself and was struggling to command anything he threw. But, as the game went on he settled into a groove, picked up the tempo and got into a rhythm with his delivery. He pitched well in the final four innings of his outing but it was too late at that point, as the Mets were clueless against Paul Maholm.
I mean, seriously? Three over the minimum? That’s not to take anything away against Maholm – he was outstanding. But the Mets offense was completely uninspiring tonight, much like it was two nights ago against Miami. When the starting pitcher is out there giving a gritty effort like Harvey was, learning on the fly and at the same time keeping the team in the game, the offense needs to come up with something in support of that. They did not do that tonight, and handed Harvey a loss he probably didn’t really deserve.
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra:
The Mets will look to even their series against the Braves tomorrow night at Citi Field, with Johan Santana facing Kris Medlen at 7:10 pm.