Atlanta Braves-New York Mets: Santana's Start Not Enough, Mets Split Series

Dave Doyle@dave_doyleCorrespondent IMay 19, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - MAY 2: Starting pitcher Johan Santana #57 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 2, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 11-5. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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The Mets got a great start from Johan Santana , as usual, going 7 IP and giving up 2 ER on a homer by Troy Glaus in the third inning. Santana seemed to get stronger as the game went on. Pedro Feliciano took over in the eighth and started the ninth out by giving up a hit to McCann that would eventually be the winning run.

The Mets had only five total hits in the game. The two runs were solo homers, both in the fifth inning by Ike Davis and Jeff Francoeur .

The Mets lost on a horrible bottom of the ninth. Jenry Mejia relieved Feliciano and looked scared. He fell on the mound after a pitch and walked Escobar when he was trying to bunt with a man on base.

The game was lost when Melky Cabrera chopped a ball to third, David Wright picked it up and threw wide of first, allowing the runner on second to score. It wasn’t a terrible throw and looked like Davis could have come off the base to get it.

Wright’s wild throw capped off a terrible night for him going 0 for 4 with three strikeouts. It’s a rough way to lose a game.

The Mets split the two-game series in Atlanta and head to Washington for two games.

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