Scott Hairston hit a pinch hit solo homer in the 9th to give the Mets the lead.
Carlos Beltran had 3 hits and an RBI tonight.
R.A. Dickey went 7 innings, gave up 7 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks, and 4 strikeouts.
First of all, what MLB Network did with the Mets and giants was great. They had the legendary broadcaster Al Michaels call a baseball game for the first time in 16 years. What was great about what they did was they had Al and Bob Costas go to the SNY booth and the Giants TV booth and call 2 innings each there so everyone can hear him call a game. I loved everything that happened today.
After Bochey duked out Terry and took out Javi Lopez after warming up for the 9th so Hairston would pinch hit and sent in Wilson, Hairston hit a huge go-ahead solo homer. Makes Terry Collins look even smarter.
Dickey was great. You could tell that his pulled muscle was bothering him the entire game. He worked through it, however, and kept his control in tact.
Jason Bay has struggled mightily since becoming a New York Met and with so much of this game being mental, I don’t see an end soon. Right now, Bay knows he is struggling and it is getting to his head making him play even worse. While watching him go 3 for 4 in the game last night something hit me. I think his problem is not Citi Field, is not an injury, however it is the National League that is getting to him. As I said, this game is mental, and Bay has it branded into his mind that he can’t hit off NL pitchers anymore since his trade to Boston. He can, and we all know he can, but right now he does not think he can. He still has the mindset, however that he can hit off AL pitchers since his trade to Boston. Last year, as a Met he hit 6 HR. His interleague numbers in 17 games last year were .327 with 3 home runs. To show this is not a fluke, so far in interleague play this year he is hitting .316 with 1 HR (almost 2). I think what he needs is a move to the American League, but since that won’t happen, all we can hope for is a new mindset.
As most Mets fans know, David Wright hit a home run in his first at bat of 2010 yesterday. His stance looked different. If you look at the video of his big fly, he is much more crouched in his stance, as in his knees were bent more. This allows him to drive the ball farther with his legs. This also means that David was not all talk when he said that he wanted to drive the ball with his legs more and he worked with Hojo to fix his stance. If he can keep his batting stance the same, I see another 30HR 100RBI year for the young third baseman.