postGame: Brewers 9 Mets 7

The Mets (5–6) lost to the Brewers (8–4) by the score of 9 to 7 in Shea Stadium this afternoon.

For a recap and boxscore, go to SNY.

…Oliver Perez was sporadic…he looked good, then okay, then better, then bad, and he just could not get a grip…for instance, he looked good, then threw a wild pitch to put runners on second and third with no outs, but rebounded to get out of the inning unscathed…so, even when pitching well, it felt like he was walking a fine line…later, he couldn’t avoid the sloppy inning, coupled with a blooper or two, and quietly the game was tied at six…i get the feeling willie is a bit disappointed in oliver, who erased a four-run lead and dejected while doing so…

…the bats were alive through the first three innings, during which the Mets scored in each frame, compiling six runs…however, after that they picked up just one run the rest of the day…in fact, they had the leadoff hitter on base in the fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth, but did not score…in the seventh, they got a run back, but it could have been more because Brian Schneider was called out on a double-play to end the inning, but he was safe according to me…

…the Mets left 10 men on base, and hit in to four double plays…yet, they scored seven runs…and that’s the thing, i feel like the offense struggled today, yet they scored seven runs, so what does that say about their pitching and defense…

…hey, Gabe Kapler, it’s not the late 90s…settle down…

Gary Cohen and Ron Darling had a long discussion about the team’s power drought, no sooner did David Wright hit the 100th home run of his career…i notice some fans often criticize gary for being a jinx at times…however, his magic powers seem to cut both ways, which is nice…by the way, congrats, david, on 100…

Jorge Sosa got out of perez’s jam in his first inning of work, but then allowed a solo home run to Rickie Weeks, to put the Brewers up by one in the sixth…but, he then walked a batter, who went from first to third on back-to-back wild pitches…again, sloppy…sure enough, the run scored to extend their lead…

…later in the game, David Wright made an off-line, but catchable throw to Carlos Delgado, who misplayed the catch, and the runner was safe…of course, he eventually scored…

…again heavy, heavy boos rained down on the Mets as they jogged from the field after the sixth…i can’t believe this is becoming the habit at Shea Stadium…it’s embarrassing, and making me very, very uncomfortable and unhappy…look, boo Guillermo Mota, like they did…that’s fine…of course, mota did everything possible to blow the lead – letting the bases get loaded – but delgado popped out to end the inning, and mota gave an aggressive fist pump in celebrationwhich only added insult to injury, which was probably the point…

…what hurts most is that this looked like a win, with the Mets in command early…perez let it go, and the offense went to sleep…game over…

The Mets are off tomorrow, and will return to action on Tuesday against the Nationals at home.