In other news, the sun came up this morning.
OK, OK, it's a bit early in the season for such mockery. But last night's fourth straight loss dropped the Mets to 2-6 and featured a few new wrinkles:
-- Jennry Mejia's first crucial appearance, and his first downer: A walk-off homer by the Rockies' Chris Iannetta in the 10th inning.
-- Jerry Manuel using the not-so-speedy Fernando Tatis as a pinch-runner for Mike Jacobs in the 10th and going with Alex Cora as a pinch-hitter; Cora lined out softly with the go-ahead run at third.
-- Another Mets starter, Jonathon Niese, unable to get into the 6th inning.
The Mets did rally to tie the Rockies with runs in the 8th and 9th, but David Wright pointed out in our David Lennon's gamer: "I don't (believe in moral victories) and I don't think anybody else in here takes pride in that... We need to start winning these close games."
Among the pluses were Ryota Igarashi's solid ninth inning, Wright and Jeff Francoeur hitting home runs -- Wright has three in eight games, putting him on pace to beat his mark from last season in about three weeks -- and Luis Castillo's nice piece of hitting in the ninth, getting a fly deep enough to center to score Gary Matthews Jr. with the tying run.
Still, they lost.