Jason Bay 1 for 3 with an RBI double, his first double in 186 at-bats.
Daniel Murphy hit 2 doubles including a go-ahead 2 run double.
Dickey pitched into the 7th inning and let up 2 runs while striking out 7.
Dickey was great tonight. He had good control all night and kept the reds hitters off balance.
Murphy is such a good hitter. What I like the most about him is that he drives pitches where they are in the zone. For your second year in the league, it is very impressive that he can perform like this.
Scott Hairston went 3 for 5 with 5 RBI including a 2nd deck 3 run homer.
Daniel Murphy went 3 for 5 with a solo homer.
Jon Niese went 7 innings, gave up 2 runs (1 earned), 6 hits, 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts.
My good friend who is a diehard Phillies fan, told me that Jon Niese can not be an ace pitcher in the big leagues. He showed today, that he can dominate a lineup with consistancy. I really like Niese.
Hairston today may have made Sandy Alderson’s job about what to do with Carlos Beltran a little easier today as he exploded with 5 RBI today. The last Met in my memory to hit a 2nd deck homer was Luis Castillo…that was a funny day.
Jason Bay today was really good. He got 2 hits and a stolen base. Just one hit at a time Bay…
I don’t understand how Daniel Murphy gets so much hate. The only thing wrong with his is that he can not field for his life. He is such a good hitter and should be starting daily when Wright and Reyes return.
Jon Niese pitched 7 strong innings letting up 3 runs on 5 hits and striking out 6 Dodgers. He only walked 1 on the night.
Ruben Tejada hit a 2 run double off Kuroda which proved to be the winning run for the Mets.
Lucas Duda had 2 hits including an RBI double.
Jon Niese was great tonight. He kept hitters off balance with his curve and cutter and was impeccable with his control. He is a great left handed pitcher.
Carlos Beltran is now the NL leader in doubles. One of my good friends who is a Phillies fan was arguing that Victorino deserved it more than Beltran. That one stat proves Beltran is an all-star.
Bobby Parnell has some of the dirtiest stuff in the national league. He throws 100MPH fastballs and throws a slider at 90-92 with great movement. If he gains control over all of his pitches, he can be a dominant reliever.
If Ruben Tejada can hit at all in the big leagues, he will be a great everyday starter.
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.
Dillon Gee went 8 magnificent innings letting up 8 hits, 1 run, no walks, and 5 strikeouts.
Jose Reyes went 3 for 5 with a solo homer.
Angel Pagan had a double, triple, and RBI tonight.
Justin Turner had a 2 run single.
Lucas Duda had an RBI single and Sac fly.
Josh Thole had 3 hits and an RBI.
Carlos Beltran also had an RBI and a hit.
Dillon Gee is just a great all around pitcher. He does not have ace like stuff but, he is surely pitching like an ace this year. He simply knows how to pitch and can execute even after a rough first. A 7-0 start for arguably the most underrated rookie on the season.
For some reason the Mets can rake against Charlie Morton when no other team can, now if only they could hit the ACTUAL Halladay…
Jose Reyes….you guys know the drill. AMAZING!
Josh Thole and Ruben Tejada have really turned it on this year hitting very well at positions the Mets were unsure of coming into the year.
Lucas Duda looks like a different hitter from earlier this year. He has so much power and he hit the ball so much harder than a 1 for 4 night tonight.
I love watching this non-power lineup for the Mets, getting hits with runners on has been where they have thrived during this good stretch for the offense. Power baseball is exciting, but line drives and singles can be great too.
Dickey pitched 8 strong innings giving up 1 run on 4 hits. He walked 1 and struck out 3 Braves.
Jose Reyes went 2 for 4 with a double and RBI.
Daniel Murphy went 2 for 3 with a walk.
Beltran hit an RBI double and left the game early after fouling a ball off his shin.
Pagan, Tejada, and Turner had RBI singles.
Acosta gave up 2 runs in 1/3 of an inning and K-rod gave up 1 in the final 2/3.
Dickey was great today with his second great start in a row. His knuckler was great as it fooled the Braves hitters all night. It looks like he is back to himself again. I wish he could have gone 9, but I guess his pitch limit was over.
Jose Reyes is starting to defy words. He is just amazing. He could be buying his way into a Mets uniform for years to come.
The offense was great without Bay tonight. Even with Murphy as a cleanup hitter they can still produce without home runs. 4 of the starting 9 tonight are hitting above .300.
The bullpen is awful. Simply put, it needs help and alot of it.
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.