3 Standout Performances:
- Jon Niese pitched 7 strong innings letting up 3 runs on 5 hits and striking out 6 Dodgers. He only walked 1 on the night.
- Ruben Tejada hit a 2 run double off Kuroda which proved to be the winning run for the Mets.
- Lucas Duda had 2 hits including an RBI double.
Jon Niese was great tonight. He kept hitters off balance with his curve and cutter and was impeccable with his control. He is a great left handed pitcher.
Carlos Beltran is now the NL leader in doubles. One of my good friends who is a Phillies fan was arguing that Victorino deserved it more than Beltran. That one stat proves Beltran is an all-star.
Bobby Parnell has some of the dirtiest stuff in the national league. He throws 100MPH fastballs and throws a slider at 90-92 with great movement. If he gains control over all of his pitches, he can be a dominant reliever.
If Ruben Tejada can hit at all in the big leagues, he will be a great everyday starter.
Grade for the Game: B+