I thought we'd be done with the shutouts for a while. Arizona starter Brad Halsey made the Mets looked silly yesterday, as he gave up six hits through seven innings. We couldn't even get a hit against the pen. And this was a team that lost 111 games last year.
Kris Benson wasn't sharp at all as he went six and gave up four runs on eight hits. He did strike out seven. Even worse was how Dae-Sung Koo did. He gave up four hits, two walks and gave up three runs, while only getting two batters out.
Jose Reyes had three of the Mets six hits. Mike Cameron dropped down into the sixth spot and got a hit. He now has a nice six game hitting streak going. Game two in the series is tonight, with Zambrano going against Brandon Webb. I don't like that matchup because Webb's been pretty hot right now.
The good news is, the Braves and Marlins are both mired in slumps. While we dropped to fourth in the standings, we're still only 2 1/2 games back of first place.