2006_04_smetslogo.jpgSo far in this young baseball season, Tom Glavine has his stuff working. Unfortunately for him and the Mets, he faced Tim Hudson in yesterday's 2-1 loss to the Braves. Hudson was magnificent yesterday, throwing a perfect game into the 6th inning until Ramon Castro broke it with a single. Castro later threatened to score on a fly ball to left, but lead footed as he is, he was thrown out at home with a perfect throw from Braves left fielder Matt Diaz.

The Braves took the lead in the 7th inning when Andruw Jones hit a home run to right despite the wind. It was his 3rd home run in two games. It got worse for the Mets in the 8th inning when David Wright committed his 2nd and 3rd error of the game (entering the game, he had no errors all season). His mistakes proved costly as they allowed the winning run to reach base and to score. Unfortunately for Glavine, that lost him the game. The Mets lone run proved too late as Chris Woodward singled to score Jose Reyes in the 9th. And in uncanny losing news, Hudson and Kyle Davies, Wednesday's winning pitcher, had almost the exact same lines in the box score. Each allowed 3 hits, 1 earned run, walked 1, and struck out 6. The only difference was that Davies allowed a home run in his game.

And in ruh roh news, Anderson Hernandez was placed on the 15-day DL when an MRI revealed that, what was thought to be just back spasms, is also a bulging disc. Kaz Matsui was activated from his own rehab assignment in the minors and will start today at 2nd against San Diego. Mets Manager Willie Randolph claims that Matsui is hitting the ball well in the minors. It was never really the hitting that Gothamist worried about - it's the spotty fielding abilities that Matsui has exhibited in his time with the Mets that gives us indigestion. We shall see how the next few weeks go.