Oh those lovable Amazins...working off of their sweep of the Brewers, the Mets went into St. Louis and recieved their second weekend sweep in a row. It probably would have been three in a row if a game against the Braves wasn't rained out two weeks ago. Now, we here at Gothamist aren't exactly Miss Cleo, but we did say that the Mets would probably get swept. Mets fans were thinking that too, no?
At least the Mets can say they were swept by the best team in baseball over the weekend. In yesterday's 6-2 loss (box score), there was little that went the right way of the Metropolitans. Kazuo Matsui experienced back spasms that might send him to the DL, David Wright played poorly in the field, and Vance Wilson left the game after being hit in the head with a bat. But wait, there's more. The Mets are now a whopping 11 games out of first and they can say they are in a race for last place in the NL East. After all, they are only 8 games in front of the last place Expos.
Al Leiter's line for the game was not pretty either. Four innings pitched, eight hits, six runs (all earned), and four walks. Edgar Renteria's was. The St. Louis shortstop went 5-5 (only two fewer hits than the Mets) including a double and a stolen base.
Tomorrow, the Mets welcome the Astros for a three game series. Roger Clemens is not scheduled to pitch in the series.
Wednesday, there will be a memorial service for Bob Murphy at St. Patrick's Cathedral at 2 p.m. The services will are open to the public.