Day One of the Mets’ Jerry Manuel era ended in a 6-1 loss.
The apparently tired New York Mets committed three errors and managed just six hits, and ace starter Johan Santana yielded five runs (four of them earned), a pair of walks and eight hits in six innings of work to take the loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and other various surrounding California metro areas.
Perhaps that’s what happens when a team makes a managerial change at 3:15 a.m. EDT. That doesn’t exactly help rest the squad after a playing a night game after a three hour flight.
Willie Randolph’s firing also did little to change the Mets’ no hit fortunes. Santana gave up a first inning single to Maicer Izturis to boost the NoNoHitters.com count to 7,390 games without a Mets no hitter.