Chris Capuano pitched a 2 hit shutout with 0 walks and 13 strikeouts.
Lucas Duda went 3 for 4 with a 2 run double off of Venters.
Ruben Tejada has 2 hits and a run scored.
Chris Capuano was spectacular tonight. I could tell since the 3rd inning that he was going to do something special tonight. He controlled all of his pitches and they all had great movement. The best game thrown by a Mets starting pitcher this season by far.
Lucas Duda has been pulling the ball with authority as of late. A good finish of the year would be great for him.
If Tejada can prove he can hit 2nd in this lineup he could be a great player.
Capuano started and was great. He went 6 innings, let up 2 runs on 4 hits with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts.
Daniel Murphy went 1 for 4 with an RBI double.
Josh Thole went 1 for 2 with a double.
Capuano was great tonight. After a rough first inning of getting the ball stung, he really settled down and kept the giants at bay. I honestly thought after the first inning tonight, he was in for a 3 or 4 inning start. Very tough loss for Capuano tonight.
All of the Mets hits tonight were 2 out doubles. Kind of strange how things work out that way.
The rules with aces are that if you don’t get to them in the first, you probably won’t get to him at all. This happened tonight as the Mets got 1 run off Lincecum in the first, however it was not enough as he shut them down for the rest of his start.
Grade for the Game: B
Congrats to Derek Jeter on his 3000th career hit and an outstanding game. Being a baseball fan, I really enjoy that type of history. Also, Jeter is one of the few Yankees I have respect for, he’s a classy guy who plays the game the right way even during the steroid era. Send all the hate you want, I am happy for Jeter.
Chris Capuano went 6 great innings, gave up 4 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 1 walk, and 8 strikeouts.
Justin Turner went 4 for 5 with an RBI.
Reyes, Beltran, and Paulino had 2 hits each.
Angel Pagan made his return tonight and had a 2 hit game.
Izzy gave up a run in the 8th and K-Rod gave up 3 in the 9th.
Ruben Tejada went 0 f0r 3 with 16 pitch walk.
Capuano was spectacular again tonight holding the Phillies to 1 earned run while striking out 8 men in just 6 innings. He only threw 77 pitches but was pinch hit for in the middle of a rally.
The at-bat by Tejada was amazing. 16 pitches and drawing the walk is just the type of pesky hitter that he needs to be. I am very happy with his production so far.
The Mets made some amazing diving catches in the outfield today, but also botched a few balls. One was an error by Beltran and one was a ball that Murphy should have caught at first, but it got by him.
Justin Turner is a great hitter so far. I don’t know how you can take both him and Tejada out of the lineup once Wright returns. That is going to be a tough choice to make.
Angel Pagan looked like the man from 2010 today getting 2 hits in 4 at-bats. He needs to be back to that form for this team to be succesful.
Chris Capuano went 6 2/3 innings tonight and lets up 5 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks, and 4 strikeouts.
Murphy and David Wright each had a hit.
Ike Davis had 2 hits.
Jason Bay did not record a hit, but hit an RBI groundout where he reached base. However, the play was ruled as an error.
Buchholz and Byrdak combined for 1 1/3 scoreless.
As I say everytime that Capuano pitches, he is a great 5th starter as he kept the Mets in the game again. He struggled in the 1st, but really settled down afterwards. I was shaky with him at first in the rotation, but now I think I’ve grown to like him.
There was one play where Murphy was thrown out at the plate when it was clearly safe. Is it just me or do those plays always go against the Mets. Maybe it is just me.
Willie Harris got a lucky hit and I thought, “Oh good this could break him out!” About 1 minute later he tried to steal 2nd down by a run and was thrown out by a mile. Let’s just say a certain Metsnewsnow blogger felt like punching a hole in the wall, but didn’t. ANYWAYS, there is no excuse to stealing there unless you know that you will be safe. Uncalled for there.