Astros 4, Mets 1: Brett Myers Silences Mets, Slaps Them In Public

"Even injured and a month removed from my last bit of exercise I'm better than Jeff Francoeur." (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Brett Myers shut out the Mets over seven innings, striking out six and walking just one. Johan Santana likewise pitched seven innings, but allowed four runs on eight hits and was saddled with the "loss", his ninth of the season. Three of the Astros runs were driven in by the unspectacular but noticeably fat "first baseman" Carlos Lee.

The story of the game was the story of the season: offensive ineptitude. The Mets went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, with the one hit a David Wright single in the bottom of the eighth that cut the deficit to 4-1. That they had those runners on base in the first place is a good thing, as they haven't been able to say that after a lot of games. Over a long enough period of time, performance with runners in scoring position will generally reflect a team's performance in all situations, and for the most part the Mets have adhered to that principle.

OPS OPS w/RISP
Mets .693 .733
NL .726 .762

Poem by Howard Megdal

Johan is good, Mets still meet their doom
At the hands of America's all-time worst groom

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