Jon Niese went 6 1/3 innings letting up 5 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks, and 4 strikeouts.
Jose Reyes had 3 singles and an RBI.
Willie Harris and Angel Pagan had a hit and 2 walks each.
Carlos Beltran had 2 hits and an RBI.
Tim Byrdak got 2 huge strikeouts to get the Mets out of a tricky 7th inning striking out McCann with runners on.
Izzy gave up a run in the 8th, but K-Rod through the 9th and got the save.
Niese was great once again, he got ground balls and kept the Braves hitters off balance all night long. He fell apart a little bit in the 7th and I was disappointed that Terry didn’t let him try and get out of it.
Those strikeouts by Byrdak were huge, especially the one from McCann, one of the best hitters in the NL. He bailed Niese and Beato out of that tough, tough inning.
Jose Reyes…Jose REYES….JOSE REYES
The Mets stole a ton off a tough Jurrjens today..he is usually very tough to steal off of.
It seems the Mets win so much easier when Bay isn’t in the lineup. It is a very sad thing.