Dillon Gee pitched great tonight going 7 innings, let up 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, and 5 strikeouts.
Ike Davis hit a huge 3 run homer to give the Mets the lead off Hanson.
Jason Bay robbed a homer from Jack Wilson, and hit one of his own in the 9th.
Dillon Gee was spectacular tonight. I was most impressed when he was in a jam in the 7th. He is a change up pitcher, however he got two crucial outs on strikeouts with his fastball. The kid knows how to pitch.
Ike seems to be getting his stride back as he hit his 2nd homer in as many games. Hanson threw him 5 straight curveballs in an at bat and Ike simply drove the 5th one out.
Jason is no where close to back yet. However, he is getting out of constant booing. He plays a great left field and still has some pop. Hopefully this will continue.
David Wright got on base twice for the 7th straight game, he has been on fire.
Thats 2 more scoreless for the bullpen. Alderson has done well here.
Everyone should just break their fingers…it helps apparently.
R.A. Dickey went 7 2/3 innings let up 3 hits, 1 run, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Just the norm for R.A. I guess…
Ruben Tejada is still hot getting 2 hits tonight.
Lucas Duda and Josh Thole had the other 2 hits for the Mets.
This game was truely a shame for R.A. Dickey. Don’t get me wrong the Mets played their heart out. Dickey just couldn’t buy a run.
Something really bothered me today. The FOX announcers commented late in the game how Tim Hudson was pitching his tail off. This was a point in time where Dickey had less strikeouts than Hudson but had given up LESS hits. I simply don’t understand how they overlooked that.
Ruben Tejada is making a case to get a starting job for next year.
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.
Carlos Beltran went 2 for 4 with a 2 run homer to put the Mets of the board.
Jason Bay hit 2 homers today, one solo and one 3-run shot.
Mike Pelfrey pitched 6 scoreless innings and allowed 5 hits, walking 2, and striking out 2.
It is so strange how well Pelf pitches with Paulino behind the plate. He is a different looking guy. He throws inside and is so much more confident when Paulino catches him.
Who would have thought that all of the Mets offense today would be all from home runs. Kind of funny thinking how the ball doesn’t carry in LA at night and the Mets can barely hit a homer every 2 games.
Today was so good for Jason Bay. He pulled one homer and hit the other one to the opposite field. This really showed that he could be coming around as a hitter for the Mets…hopefully.
Jason Bay delivered the walk-off single in the 10th inning, his 2nd hit of the day.
Ronny Paulino hit a pinch hit RBI single to tie the game against Rivera in the 9th.
Dickey pitched 5 innings and left with a glut strain after 5 innings.
What a huge win for the Mets today, they got a blown save out of Mariano Rivera and then won the game in the 10th. This is exactly what the Mets needed after 2 tough losses to the Yanks. Great way to end interleague play for the season.
I hope Jason bay can finish this season as hot as he was against the American League. It was real good to see Jason get the hit today.
Ronny Paulino is a great catcher. A sensational signing by Alderson.
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.