Ike Davis went 2 for 3 with a walk and a 3 run homer to the opposite field.
Lucas Duda had 2 hits including a long homer about 3/4 of the way off the batters eye in center field.
Mike Pelfrey went 6 innings, let up 8 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), 0 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Pelfrey was using some weird new delivery today. It wasn’t a complete change, he was just putting his hands over his head in the windup. If it works, I don’t care, but he needs to figure himself out. Pelfrey only threw his sinker today, thats it. It had some good velocity, but he threw maybe 10 breaking pitches all game. I understand he needs to get a feel for his pitches, but not to that extent.
I was about to start a post on why Ike hadn’t homered yet this spring…oh well.
Lucas Duda has amazing power to all fields. The one he hit today was at least 430 ft.
Den Dekker has looked great defensively in center field. He is so comfortable out there.
Mike Pelfrey went 6 2/3 innings and let up 6 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts. He also hit an RBI double from the plate.
Ike Davis had a hit which what a 2 run single in the 1st.
Izzy, Byrdak, and K-Rod all pitched scoreless outings tonight.
Jose Reyes hit a double while Paulino and Turner had base hits.
Daniel Murphy had 2 hits tonight.
Mike Pelfrey had a great outing tonight as he controlled all of his pitches. I am still personally not a fan of Mike Pelfrey, but he pitched well tonight and got the win.The runs he gave up were all on solo homers.
Now here is the play that I had a problem with. The play that Ike got hurt. Ike and Wright collided on a ball that was popped in the air in front of the pitchers mound. Ike hurt his calf, however the collision was not the problem to me. Pelfrey was the problem. Pelfrey should have either fielded the ball OR helped Ike and Wright out and told them they were near eachother. What did he do? He stood there, and watched. Help out your team mates Pelf.
Tim Byrdak pitched great as he got Helton on a 3 pitch strikeout to end the 8th.
What a strange at bat right after the rain delay. The at-bat consisted of 2 pitchers, and 2 hitters. It was Pelfrey vs. Fowler before the rain delay, then after it was Izzy vs. Fowler. Fowler fouled a ball off his knee and came out of the game so it was Izzy vs. Spilborghs in one at bat. Weird Stuff.
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.
Daniel Murphy had a huge game going 2 for 2 with a solo homer and a 2 run double in the 8th and 9th inning.
R.A. Dickey started for the Mets and went 6 2/3 innings let up 8 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, and 8 strikeouts.
Hu hit a game tying sac fly and Turner had an RBI single.
Bay and Ike each had 2 hits.
Wright, Reyes, Harris, and Nickeas all had hits.
Igarashi, K-rod, and Beato all had scoreless outings.
Dickey looked really good tonight. He had his control back and pitched well. He kept the Mets in the game.
Bay has been a catalyst for this club since the moment he stepped foot in the diamond. Different player so far in 2011.
Reyes hit a ball today and went for a triple but was called for oversliding the bag for the second out of the 8th inning. Reyes flipped, Terry was out there before you could blink and no body got thrown out because it was such a bad call. Seriously a different situation and they might have been out of the game. Chip Hale had to hold Reyes back from the Umpire.
Daniel Murphy’s home run was huge for the Mets tying the game after the terrible call on Reyes. Gave everyone Mets related energy and in my opinion won the game.
What a game for the Mets, it seemed all the air was taken out of the balloon when Reyes was called out but Murphy came up and hit the homer and right there when I saw the energy from everybody I knew we were going to win this game. Even down one in the 9th after the unearned run, I still felt something special for this game. That Murphy home run just…words can not describe his performance tonight.
AMAZIN’ NIGHT METS! LETS GO! 6 IN A ROW!
Grade for the Game: A+ (It takes a lot to get an A+ out of me)
Youtube does not have nearly enough Mets videos to give me one every week so instead of a Video of the Week, I am just going to make a Video week. That will be 7 straight days of funny, or informative Mets videos. First up, an Ike Davis rookie Video. Enjoy.