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Game 1 Highlights: Mets Fall to Rockies, 7-6

Pelfrey’s terrible start to the season trudged on, with a 5.3 inning, 6 hits, 3 earned-runs, 4 walks, and 3 strikeouts performance. Pelf wasn’t the only Mets pitcher to struggle though.

Recently promoted Ryota Igarashi allowed a few of Pelfrey’s runners score in a predictably mediocre 2/3-inning performance. Tim Byrdak continued his noticeable struggles against lefties, allowing a lead-off double to left-handed hitter Seth Smith. Byrdak proceeded to walk the next batter, former Met Ty Wigginton, but then sat-down lefty Ian Stewart.

The real highlight of the game was the debut of Jason Isringhausen–or at least his first game as a Met since 1999. The former closer pitched 2/3 innings without allowing a baserunner, and even hit 92 on the radar gun.

Bobby Parnell replaced Izzy in the 8th inning, and surrendered 3 hits, 3 earned-runs in 1 inning of work, and even threw the ball wildly over Thole’s head on a play at the plate. Parnell not only allowed those three runs, but also blew the lead–and the game.

Other Mets Highlights:

  • Jose Reyes went 2-4, 2 3B, and 1 R
  • Dan Murphy stole his first base of the season
  • David Wright hit his second HR of the season, and went 2-3 with 2 RBI
  • Ike Davis knocked in his 11th RBI of the season
  • Willie Harris had a two-RBI double

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