The Mets’ inconsistent bullpen did them in again Sunday as two 10th-inning homers lead to a 6-4 loss to the Houston Astros.
Starter Oliver Perez pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing just four hits and walking one while being charged with four earned runs. The fourth of those earned runs scored in the seventh when Aaron Heilman came in in relief to give up a double and a single.
That sent the game to extra innings, and reliever Pedro Feliciano gave up two solo homers to give the Astros a 6-4 lead.
The Mets continued their first-inning scoring with a two-run Carlos Beltran homer, and Beltran made it a 2-for-3 night with a solo shot in the fifth.
Perez lost his no-hitter in the second when Ty Wigginton lined a double over third base, making it 7,451 New York Mets games without a no-hitter.