It was deja vu all over again as the Mets’ relief corpse (not a typo this time), gave up six runs in the 10th inning to the visiting Washington Nationals to overturn what could have been a big emotional lift. They were trailing 2-0 after the first inning, but David Wr5ight hit a home run in the fourth and Ike Davis hit his 15th of the year to tie things up in the seventh before the inevitable meltdown. Davis struck out in his other three at bats. The Mets fall two games under .500 but maintain their third-place position.
This is getting depressing. I know at the outset the Mets were predicted for a last-place finish, but with the start they had, you couldn’t help but let logic get in the way of sentiment.
Game of the day honors goes to the Texas Rangers’ Scott Feldman. Stepping into the starting rotation for an ailing Roy Oswalt, Feldman improved his record to 4-6 with seven strong innings of one-run ball in a 9-1 win over the visiting Boston Red Sox. The lone score came on a home run, one of seven hits Feldman allowed. He also struck out five and didn’t yield a walk.
Ian Kinsler was 3-4 with a double, two runs scored, and his 16th stolen base of the season. He is second in American League runs and fourth in stolen bases.
Ryan Braun was 1-4 with an RBI, but the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the host Philadelphia Phillies, 7-6, as their relievers tried to emulate the Mets by blowing a three-run lead in the ninth. Braun struck out once, courtesy of Michael Schwimer, which pitched a scoreless seventh inning. Thanks a lot, bro.
Kevin Youkilis was 1-3 with a run scored and a walk as the Chicago White Sox beat the visiting Minn. Twins, 7-4. Youkilis, a steady glove most of the time, also committed two errors.
Craig Breslow did not appear in the Ariz. Diamondback’s 6-3 win over the visiting Colorado Rockies. Jason Marquis did not appear in the San Diego Padres’ 7-1 loss to the host San Francisco Giants.