Daisuke Matsuzaka started for the Mets and was awful, allowing six runs in three innings. His final line: 3 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
The Braves scored at least two runs in five of their eight turns to bat.
Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda, Juan Lagares, and Zack Lutz each drove in a run for the Mets.
Tim Byrdak made his return from shoulder surgery, allowing just one hit in 1 1/3 innings.
Vic Black made his Mets debut, throwing two pitches to get out of a jam in relief of Pedro Feliciano.
To get a full boxscore and recap, check out the SNY.TV Game Recap.
Andrew Wharton, ContributorFinally, after three hours and forty-one minutes…that should never happen in a nine-inning game. I sound like a broken record, I know, but I really do hate slow moving pitchers. Please, MLB, start enforcing the time limit in between pitches. It can save fans the misery of games like today.
Dice-K has been a disaster, although I feel weird calling it that because I didn’t expect anything more from him. He just isn’t even close to the same pitcher he was a few years ago with Boston. I’d be shocked to see him make another start in New York.
Update: Dice-K will make another start for the Mets. I’m assuming this is because of the minor league playoffs, which is fine I guess, but man is he tough to watch on the mound.
It’s definitely worth noting the Mets were very tired today. This team is usually full of energy and playing hard, but the fatigue was unavoidable after yet another crazy traveling schedule. Hopefully this is something the Mets and the league can avoid next season.
Happy Labor Day, folks. It was an ugly day at the ballpark, but there’s still plenty of reason to enjoy the last holiday of summer.
The Mets continue their three-game series with the Braves in Atlanta tomorrow, with Carlos Torres (3-2, 2.77) taking on Kris Medlen (11-12, 3.58) at 7:10 PM.