The Mets lost their second straight to the lousy Pirates team. There just wasn’t much offense to support Johan Santana. But Zach Duke did a good job for the Pirates. Santana gave up 3 runs in 6 innings to raise his ERA to 2.00. He’s been victimized by a lack of support in most of his starts this season.
There wasn’t much offense to speak of tonight for the Mets. They only had 8 hits and three were by Jeremy Reed who was starting for Carlos Beltran again. Beltran is still too sick to play since he came out of Saturday’s game with the flu.
The only run for the Mets was scored by Ramon Martinez in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by Luis Castillo. While sliding into home Martinez dislocated his pinky finger. He’s heading back to New York to get it looked at as the walking wounded total continues to increase.