It might be said that yesterday's 8-6 Mets loss at the hands of the Braves was all due to a lack of control. Kaz Ishii exhibited his trademark lack of control when he walked Atlanta pitcher Horacio Ramirez for the first run of the game. Unfortunately for the Mets, Ishii's troubles didn't end there. After walking Ramirez, Ishii gave up a bases-clearing triple to Rafael Furcal. As if that wasn't enough, Ishii allowed three more runs before being lifted from the game.
David Wright, who had an error in Sunday's game against the Yankees, potentially cost the Mets with an errant take-out slide in the 8th inning last night. With the bases loaded and Wright at first, Doug Mientkiewicz hit a potential double play ball to first. When the ball was thrown to Furcal, Wright slid wide of the base in an attempt to disrupt the throw back to first base. He succeeded and two runs crossed the plate but the 2nd base umpire ruled that Wright interfered with the throw and ruled it a double play. Potential rally over.
The Mets fought hard in the 9th to come back, picking up one run, but falling short with runners in scoring position. Mike Cameron, playing centerfield in the place of Carlos Beltran, spaced out when he thought he walked on a 2-2 pitch. He ended up striking out to end the game on the next pitch.
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