Mets manager Terry Collins admitted last night had a “weird” feel to it. The Mets were presented with a rare win-an-inning, win-a-game opportunity through the resumption of their Friday suspended game. So closers and late inning guys pitched as the night began. And for the truly strange, Ike Davis got a hit. Then in the regularly scheduled game, the opposing pitcher collected his first two career RBI — on his first-ever home run. But some things remained familiar. Like the Mets losing. Twice. “When you’re playing bad baseball, you’ve got to play perfect baseball,” Collins said. The Mets have been called many things this season. Perfect is not one of them. So after Atlanta won the completion of the suspended game 7-5, in 10 innings, the Mets barreled into the regularly scheduled game and got slapped around — by .063 hitting pitcher Mike Minor who killed them, 6-0, with his bat and arm. In the regularly scheduled game, Dillon Gee (2-6) looked wonderful. For four innings. Then came the fifth. For the fifth consecutive time, Gee failed to pitch beyond five innings. “I was doing well and then all of a sudden I got in the stretch that one inning and I couldn’t locate,” said Gee. “I wasn’t locating the ball very well.” Unfortunately for the Mets, the Braves located his pitches very well. Minor (6-2) who struck out 10 in 7 1/3 innings, placed a 2-1 middle-of-the-plate fastball over the wall in left. The Braves then strung together two doubles and two singles with Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman each collecting an RBI. That was six two-out hits in the 5-run fifth inning if you were counting. “He lost command,” said Collins, who never saw his offense find anything to lose.
Amazin’s losing streak hits 5 with pair of defeats to Braves
New York Post | May 26