Mets lose a very tough game, 6-4, as they are still winless in the rubber game of the series this year.
Big Pelf was terrible (5 2/3 innings, four runs, 10 base-runners) , and K-Rod let up a 2-run HR to R. Bernadina in the 9th inning (his 2nd HR of the game). In 110+ major league at bats prior to this game, he had zero career home runs. In fact, he had only 47 home runs in 2667 at bats in the minor leagues (one every 56.7 HR/at bat in case you were wondering). He was the Nationals #22 prospect according to Baseball America and he was a "Nyjer Morgan type player", with plus-plus speed and a good defensive player.
This loss practically negates the big come from behind win last night.
The 3rd place Mets (18-16) fly to Florida tonight and start a four game series versus the Marlins tomorrow night.