Ruben Tejada went 2 for 3 with a 2 run double tonight.
Mike Pelfrey went 4 alright innings although he left in the 5th after getting a ball off of his pitching elbow.
I don’t know about you guys, but I am sick of the inconsistency that Mike Pelfrey brings to the ball park. I understand that tonight he got injured but still some nights he will look like an ace and others he will look like garbage. I don’t understand.
Mike Baxter has been a great spark since he became a Met. Yes I do understand that it has been a short sample size but I can see him getting a ton of playing time in right for the rest of the year.
Beato and Parnell both looked good tonight. Parnell pitched a scoreless inning and Beato gave up 1 run in 2 innings of work tonight.
Mike Pelfrey started and posted a line of 7 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts.
Ike Davis hit a go ahead 2 run home run in the 7th inning that just cleared the orange line in center field.
Carlos Beltran went 1 for 3 with an RBI single.
Jason Bay hit a double and struck out twice.
Reyes, Murphy, and Nickeas also had hits tonight.
Wright went o for 2 with 2 walks and a steal.
Izzy pitched a scoreless 8th and K-Rod pitched a scoreless 9th to get the save.
This was a huge start for Mike Pelfrey, after runners were on first and third with nobody out to start the game, he retired the side without a run scoring including a strikeout of Justin Upton. This was also a team that he has never beat, until tonight. He looked so much better tonight than he has all of this year. Hopefully this will stay.
Ike has been such a clutch hitter all year hitting a huge homer to straight away center field. He is leading the Mets in RBI this season.
This lineup looks more confident with Bay in that they feel they can score whenever. Hopefully Bay can show us some power this year.
Izzy has been a force in the ‘pen this year showing that he is not done yet in the majors.
In their returns to the lineup, Reyes went 2 for 5 with an RBI, Castillo went 2 for 4, and Beltran went 1 for 4.
Jason Bay went 0 for 3 with 2 strikeouts.
Angel Pagan had an RBI hit.
David Wright went 2 for 3
Mike Pelfrey lasted 1 1/3 inning, giving up 6 runs and throwing over 70 pitches. 50 of those were in the same inning.
Fernando Nieve pitched 1 solid inning of relief but when he tried to go 2 innings, he gave up a 5 spot.
Raul Valdes pitched 2 2/3 of 2 hit baseball to keep the Mets in the game.
Why can’t the Mets hit anymore? Even with all of our regulars in the lineup we can only put up 2 runs. We haven’t scored 4 or more runs for a long time now. I am starting to get worried for the Mets; they’ve got to start hitting.
I feel bad for Pelfrey, he has regressed and has no idea why. His body language on the mound is something that we have not seen this year. He was hitting 95 on the radar gun, but all of his pitches were up with no movement.
Why does Jerry love Fernando Nieve so much? He simply can not pitch so why is he still on the team? I don’t understand. We have a hard thrower in Parnell so that can’t be it. If someone is sent down so Perez can come up off the DL, it should be Nieve. He is our worst reliever.
Same with Dessens, give the guy a break! He is pitching basically every day and is starting to pitch badly.