postGame: Brewers 5 Mets 3

The Mets lost to the Brewers by the score of 5 to 3 in Shea Stadium this afternoon.

For a recap and boxscore, go to SNY.

for the second-straight start, Johan Santana did not have his best stuff…yet, he managed to keep the game in reach, until allowing a two-run home run to Gabe Kalper in the seventh inning…he was running out of steam…but, he’s their ace…if you can’t leave him in and hope he muscles through, then who can you leave in…i moan that pitchers do not go long enough, then when they do, but fail, i wish he had been pulled…ugh…the long-ball is the bane of santana, and we knew that coming in to the season…santana was booed a bit while walking off the field…if you boo your ace, what else is left…

…i like Angel Pagan…who doesn’t, at this point…he hit leadoff today, in place of the injured Jose Reyes…he got on in the first, advanced on grounder, tagged on a fly ball and scored…pagan, get ‘em over, get ‘em in…

…i liked the bright-blue pullovers the team wore in the dugouts today…pinstripes, blue hats, blue pull-overs…nice touch…

David Wright struggled today on defense, making a throwing error (from which a run eventually scored), and a fielding error…he’s been a bit off the last few days, despite looking quite good through much of the spring…of course, wright made up for it later with a solo home run…

…hat’s off to Carlos Muniz, who pitched two scoreless innings in relief, while allowing one hit and striking out one batter…

…impressive inning by Eric Gagne, who manages to throw pretty well, despite wearing Prince Fielder’s pants