The Mets battled back and never gave up, but still lost 6-5. D Wright will be remembered for failing to come through in the 7th with the bases loaded and a 2-0 count vs Phil Coke and 1 out, but he struck out and I Davis flew out to end the threat.
Takahashi lasted only 4+ innings, let up 8 hits, walked 4 and let up 6 earned runs, including 2 home runs. The bullpen came through with 5 shutout innings.
Mets remain only 1/2 game out of 1st place, and open up a series versus the Twins tomorrow. K Slowey vs M Pelfrey, 7:10 PM