QUEENS, N.Y. (WPIX)—Once again the Mets left their fan base with questions and scratching their heads after watching what occurred at Citi Field this past weekend.
On one hand, New York was able to soundly defeat ace Dan Haren on Saturday, 6-1. Mike Pelfrey pitched a complete-game gem while Jose Reyes was once again dynamic in starting up the Mets' offense.
The downside, however, is that New York ended up dropping the series to Los Angeles after losing Sunday, 7-3. Jon Niese, who has had a minuscule 1.58 ERA over the past month, had a very rare, and very poor, start for New York. Niese only lasted four innings while giving up five runs, four of them earned.
"Just a bad day," said Niese after the game. "It just seemed like they were on every pitch I threw."
To make matters worse, New York was not able to pick up their pitcher. They had no answer for Angels rookie Tyler Chatwood as they went 0-6 with runners in scoring position.
The loss dropped the Mets to 2 games under .500 as they head into action tonight against the Oakland Athletics.
Stand-out Dillon Gee takes the mound Monday night against the young West Coast team that boasts good pitching of its own. Gee is 7-0 so far on the season while the Mets have won each of his ten starts.