If that doesn't make you feel better I recommend the one with the kitten hanging by a threadOn a night when Roy Halladay threw a perfect game leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Florida Marlins, the New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers (disguised as the New York Cubans and the Milwaukee Bears in a Negro League tribute) played a decidedly imperfect one.   Tonight's game featured 9 walks, 6 issued by Mets pitchers, and an error by Milwaukee catcher George Kottaras as the Brewers scored a lot early then held on for an 8-6 win.   At least the game didn't end with either team's starting first baseman breaking his foot while celebrating a game winning grand slam like Kendry Morales of the Los Angeles Angels did.Dag yo that was a poor start!The Mets needed a fill-in starting pitcher for this game and turned to Fernando Nieve (1-3).   Nieve has started in the past but this season has been pitching exclusively in relief.   His longest outing this season had been a 39 pitch, 2 1/3 inning appearance April 17th.   Tonight he set a season high for pitches thrown with 62 but managed to get only 2 innings out of them.   He walked 3 and gave up 3 hits, 1 of which was a Corey Hart grand slam in the 1st inning.   He surrendered a 2-out solo homer to Kottaras in the 2nd inning and was pinch-hit for in the top of the 3rd, leaving his first start of the season trailing 5-3.   The Mets had scored solo runs in each of the 1st & 2nd innings.   In the 1st Jose Reyes scored on a Jason Bay ground-rule double and in the 2nd Angel Pagan scored on an RBI single by Reyes.   In the 3rd prior to pinch-hitting for Nieve the Mets added another solo run when Bay scored on a ground out by Rod Barajas."I'll take that Perez back to the kitchen for you sir."Oliver Perez made a rare appearance in the bottom of the 3rd but quickly made his presence known.   He gave up a single to the first batter he faced, Prince Fielder, then 1 out later allowed the second homer of the game and third in three consecutive plate appearances for Hart and after 3 innings it was 7-3 Brewers.Young Ike pressed the home run buttonThe Mets made a game of it in the top of the 4th.   Marco Estrada relieved Brewers starter Manny Parra and Reyes singled to start the inning then Luis Castillo followed with a walk.   Bay forced out Reyes at third base on a grounder but then Ike Davis launched a 3-run homer to deep right cutting the Brewers lead to 1 at 7-6, but that was as close as the Mets would get.   The Brewers added the final run in the bottom of the inning when Rickie Weeks scored as Ryan Braun grounded into a double play.   The rest of the game was played out slowly and quietly, exactly the opposite of the way Easy Rider ended.Dennis Hopper 1936-2010Box score