"I didn't do a good job after the game giving him credit for the job he did," manager Mike Matheny said. "He did a terrific job. He easily could have walked out of there with a zero [runs allowed], and a no-decision at worst."
Lyons was still upset by a throwing error that set up the Mets' second run.
"I think, overall, it wasn't terrible," he said. "But there were just a few things that frustrated me. You never want to beat yourself."
Danny Knobler is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.