3 Standout Performances:
- Murphy went 2 for 4 with a homerun off Justin Verlander.
- Pelfrey started and went 4 2/3 innings and let up 8 hits, 5 runs, 4 earned, walked 5, and struck out 3.
- Reyes and Bay had 2 hits a piece.
Pelfrey flat out was terrible today. He did not have an out pitch. It was just foul ball after foul ball after foul ball. He didn’t throw inside at all and was afraid of his fastball.
Murphy is such an underrated hitter in the NL. He is over .300 with 5 homers this year. He is a great hitter.
The bullpen was great not allowing a run through 4 1/3 innings pitched.
Verlander was just too much for the Mets today. Go get the Yankees tomorrow.
Grade for the Game: C+
- Jon Niese started for the Mets and went 5 2/3 innings while giving up 7 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks, and 5 strikeouts.
- Ike Davis hit a line drive homerun into right field. It was a bullet.
- Jason Pridie somehow still has power as he hit his 3rd big league homer. A go-ahead 3 run homer.
- Jose Reyes went 3 for 4 with 2 triples and a double.
- Jason Bay had 2 hits and an RBI single.
- Carlos Beltran had a hit and a sac fly.
Ike Davis’ homers always go farther than expected. He gets amazing carry on his balls. This one didn’t need it, it got out in a hurry.
Jon Niese struggled in the first, but really settled down afterwards. After a 30 pitch first he got through 5 2/3 and could have gone 6.
The bullpen was great tonight. Iggy, Izzy, and Frankie all pitched well.
Jose Reyes is electric. Seriously he is an amazing player. I can’t describe the emotion and energy when he is in the lineup.
The Mets are 9-3 with Jason Bay in the lineup.
Grade for the Game: B+