- I suppose the first order of business is to remind Daniel Murphy that he is an inexperienced outfielder and until (and even if) that changes he needs to use two hands to catch flyballs whenever possible. If it's any consolation I'm sure he's more upset about it than we are.
- Johan Santana is supposed to get off to slow starts, so what's this all about? He picks up a tough loss despite striking out thirteen -- his high as a Met -- and walking just one. The two runs he allowed were unearned thanks to Murphy's miscue.
- As good as Santana was, Josh Johnson might've been a little better. He was throwing mid-to-high nineties heat all day long, striking out seven on his way to a complete game win. The Mets broke up the shutout in the ninth inning, for which some credit goes to their persistence, but prior to that last frame they did nothing with the bat.
- Jose Reyes has an especially bad game, stranding two runners in scoring position and getting thrown out stealing for the second time in three tries this season.
- The Mets finish their opening road trip 3-3, but just 1-3 since winning the first two games of the season. They head back to Queens for the Citi Field opener tomorrow night.
For more coverage, check out AshleyMarshall's recap in the FanPosts.
Big winners: Johan Santana, +5.5% WPA, Carlos Delgado, +3.3% WPA
Big losers: Jose Reyes, -15.2% WPA, Carlos Beltran, -13.3% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Church leadoff double in eighth, +9.1% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Beltran GIDP to end the seventh, -13.8% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: +7.1% WPA
Total batter WPA: -57.1% WPA
GWRBI!: Ronnie Paulino
Nice job by Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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