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Carlos Torres allowed three runs in the first inning thanks to two home runs, but didn’t allow anything else through six innings.
Lucas Duda broke out of his 1-for-27 slump with a single, double and a run scored.
Justin Turner contributed two hits and drove in a run on an infield single in the sixth inning.
Scott Atchison allowed a solo home run in the seventh, but Pedro Feliciano and Gonzalez Germen combined for two innings of scoreless relief.
The Mets only had three chances with runners in scoring position, and left five on base.
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Michael Baron, ContributorGosh, what a lifeless game. Maybe it’s just me and the season has knocked the wind out of me, but it just seems like this team has no energy at home. They certainly don’t hit at home, but their style and brand has been completely different here than it was on the road this season.
Carlos Torres actually pitched a nice game. He got through six innings and allowed only the three runs in the first. But he gave up two bombs and that knocked the wind out of the ballpark right from the beginning. Still, he hung in, threw a lot of strikes, and gave the Mets at least a chance to get back in this game.
Kudos to Justin Turner on his hustling infield single in the sixth inning. He is playing with a sore hamstring, but he pushed hard to reach base to net a run for his team. I’ll say one thing for the Mets – they may not be very good, but that play right there suggests there is no quit on this team, and they are playing as hard as they can down to the last pitch of the season.
Daniel Murphy has been aggressive on the bases all year long. Sometimes, that aggressiveness has a price. Unfortunately, he picked a really bad time to make a base running mistake, with the team down a run and he serving as the tying run on third base. When the team is struggling to score runs and get hits, mistakes like that just can’t happen, and unfortunately he killed them with that blunder.
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The Mets continue their series with the Brewers tomorrow afternoon at Citi Field, with Aaron Harang facing Jimmy Nelson at 4:10 PM.