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Chris Capuano was victimized by some shoddy fielding on Friday night, so he had every reason to be annoyed with the guys behind him after the game. But Capuano said he was most irked by a failed bunt attempt in the fourth inning.
Capuano failed to get a bunt down with runners on first and second and none out in the fourth, striking out after missing on his third attempt to get it down.
"I think that's the thing I'm most frustrated about," Capuano said after allowing two earned runs in six innings in the Mets' 4-3 loss.
If he's being honest, maybe Capuano admits that he's at least mildly miffed by the left side of his infield.
After all, Justin Turner booted a Peter Bourjos grounder to third with Howie Kendrick at third base in the second, allowing Kendrick to score the game's first run. The Angels snapped a 2-2 tied in the sixth thanks in part to a Jose Reyes misplay. With two outs and Kendrick on first, Reyes couldn't come up with a slow grounder up the middle, giving the Angels runners at first and second. Bourjos followed with an RBI single to left.
Capuano left after six to a no-decision. Still, the left-hander has compiled a 2.61 ERA with 25 strikeouts in his past five starts. He tied a season-high with three walks on Friday.
RISP WOES: The Mets went 3-16 with runners in scoring position, including leaving two runners on in the ninth. In their past five games, the Mets are 9-for-51 (.176) with runners in scoring position.
STARTER'S FLUID: In the past 22 games, Mets starters have posted a 2.55 ERA. Mets hurlers have also allowed three runs or less in 19 of those 22 starts. But the Mets are just 11-11 during that stretch.
Chris Capuano #38 SPNew York Mets 2011 STATS GM15 W5 L7 BB24 K64 ERA4.29 Chris Capuano was victimized by some shoddy fielding on Friday night, so he had every reason to be annoyed with the guys behind him after the game.