Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….

New York Mets 9
Cincinnati Reds 4
W: B. Parnell (1-0)
L: L. Ondrusek (3-1)
Box Score

–Joey Votto can hit a baseball. Two hits today, including a home run. He’s now hitting .317/.466/.595 on the year. That, friends, is serious.

–Brandon Phillips had two hits today as well. He’s pretty much looked like himself lately. Good to see.

–Mat Latos struck out seven.

–Though he did strike out plenty, Latos only went 5+. He needs to be more efficient.

–The bullpen was awful. Especially Ondrusek. That was going to happen eventually, but that doesn’t make it hurt less.

–The defense wasn’t any great shakes today either and gave the Mets several runs today.

–A base running gaffe by Votto killed a budding rally and may have changed the outcome of the game. It’s also so strange when Votto screws up. It feels like I’m in the Twilight Zone.

–There are days when everything goes wrong. You don’t win on those days. This was one of those days.

–Chapman sort of gave up a run, but even when the opposing team does something against him, it feels like blind luck. I’m going to throw out a name here and just say that I’ve felt this way about the person who has this name and then I’m going to leave it be. Mariano Rivera.

–The Reds have lost consecutive get away games, now. Though, I don’t know if this counts since they aren’t going anywhere. Yankees tomorrow. Go get ’em, boys.