Not a great weekend for the Mets who were swept by the Yankees. Ike Davis had a chance to be the hero in yesterday’s game. In the top of the ninth with the Mets trailing 4-3 (after giving up a 3-0 lead), Davis came to bat with a runner on second and no one out. He smoked a double to deep right-center to drive in the tying run. Unfortunately, he was thrown out at third and that was the best the Mets could do. The Yankees won it in the ninth on a walk-off home run.
Davis entered yesterday’s game as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning. On Friday, he was 0-3 with two strikeouts. The next day he was 1-2 with two walks.
Johan Santana was given an extra day of rest after his 134-pitch no-hitter on June 1 but it didn’t help as he gave up six earned runs on seven hits (four of which were home runs) to the Yankees on Friday night en route to the 9-1 loss.
Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers took two of three from the San Diego Padres. Braun hit his 15th home run (third-best in the NL) and drove in three of the Brewers’ runs in their 6-5 Sunday win. For the weekend, Braun was 5-13 with three runs scored and three RBI.Jason Marquis did not appear for the Padres in the series. He’s scheduled to take the mound on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners, who managed to pull off a rare multi-pitcher no-hitter. Kevin Milwood started and pitched six innings before coming out of the game with an injury. Five relievers finished off the 1-0 Seattle shutout over the LA Dodgers.
For the 22nd time in his career, Ian Kinsler led off a game with a home run. It came in Friday’s 5-0 win over the host San Francisco Giants and was his second lead-off for 2012. For the weekend, Kinsler was 4-13 with his seventh homer, a double, and four RBI.
Teammate Scott Feldman lost his fifth straight, dropping the middle game of the series, 5-2. Feldman did pitch a bit better than his previous two outings, so I guess that’s a moral victory (although those are not “official” stats). In 5.1 innings, Feldman allowed four hits and a walk, giving up four runs (two earned), while striking out seven.
Craig Breslow has a rare poor performance against the Oakland As on Friday when he gave up three hits, including a two-run home run, in the sixth inning, giving the As an 8-4 lead. Fortunately, the D’backs won on a three-run walk-off home run int he ninth.
Kevin Youkilis was 0-weekend against the Washington Nationals: 0-3 on Friday, striking out all three times (UPDATE: He was ejected after the final strikeout); 0-4 on Saturday, and a base on balls as a pinch-hitter yesterday. The Nats won all three games which means the Mets, who have lost six of their last seven after their brilliant series against the St. Louis Cardinals, went from a tie for first in the NL East to 4.5 games back in the space of a week.