Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 1 for 3 with his first homer of his career.
Daniel Murphy went 2 for 5 with a walk off RBI.
Mike Pelfrey went 5 2/3 innings let up 10 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, and 8 strikeouts.
Mike Pelfrey looked way better that he did all of last year. His pitches had so much movement tonight and he had incredible velocity. There was one sinker he threw that was so good it was simply unfair. I am very pleased with this start from Pelfrey.
Daniel Murphy has so many haters but he is such a good player. He hits line drives and plays an adequate 2nd base.
Ruben Tejada has been a better leadoff hitter this year than Jose Reyes because of his at-bats. He has an amazing eye for the strike zone and has long turns at the plate.
I’m starting to worry about Ike Davis. Hopefully an off day tomorrow will do wonders.
The bullpen has been untouchable this year after an awful spring. Hopefully this can keep up.
Congrats to Kirk on the first career homer. I really like the player that he has a chance to become.
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.
Capuano started and was great. He went 6 innings, let up 2 runs on 4 hits with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts.
Daniel Murphy went 1 for 4 with an RBI double.
Josh Thole went 1 for 2 with a double.
Capuano was great tonight. After a rough first inning of getting the ball stung, he really settled down and kept the giants at bay. I honestly thought after the first inning tonight, he was in for a 3 or 4 inning start. Very tough loss for Capuano tonight.
All of the Mets hits tonight were 2 out doubles. Kind of strange how things work out that way.
The rules with aces are that if you don’t get to them in the first, you probably won’t get to him at all. This happened tonight as the Mets got 1 run off Lincecum in the first, however it was not enough as he shut them down for the rest of his start.
Grade for the Game: B
Congrats to Derek Jeter on his 3000th career hit and an outstanding game. Being a baseball fan, I really enjoy that type of history. Also, Jeter is one of the few Yankees I have respect for, he’s a classy guy who plays the game the right way even during the steroid era. Send all the hate you want, I am happy for Jeter.
Dillon Gee went 5 2/3 innings and let up 5 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts.
Ruben Tejada went 1 for 2 with 2 walks and his first stolen base of the season.
Daniel Murphy had 2 hits.
Dillon Gee had control issues tonight. He didn’t have anything with the walks, but he threw 4 wild pitches tonight. I would be shocked if he had thrown 4 all year. His curveball looked like he could not control it. Good work though 5 today though, everything fell apart in the 6th inning.
Ruben Tejada did a real gutsy thing today and stole third down 6 with 2 outs. He made it safely, but you can’t steal 3rd down by 6. You never want to make the first or third out of an inning at third base. It is something he has to learn and I’m sure TC will talk to him about it.
Murphy has been a hits machine since he has had a full time starting job. I really like what he has done this year.
Jon Niese let up 3 runs on 9 hits over 6 innings. He struck out 7 and walked 2.
Ruben Tejada had an RBI single.
Justin Turner was 3 for 5 tonight.
The Mets just made too many mental mistakes tonight. Jose Reyes was thrown out at 3rd late in the game down by 2, and Murphy let a ball skip off his glove that resulted in a run. I am ok with the aggressiveness by Reyes because he was trying to make something happen (and also he was safe.) Murphy, on the other hand, should have jumped to get the ball so it did not go behind him.
Jon Niese pitched very well tonight. He struggled in the first against the tough Yankee lineup, but settled in getting 5 called strike 3 pitches mostly with his curveball. He has been great this year and didn’t deserve the loss.
The Mets played just ugly baseball tonight. They were not executing plays and stranding runners on base over and over again.
Angel Pagan went 4 for 6 with 4 RBI including 2 doubles.
Daniel Murphy drove in 4 runs on 2 clutch 2 run singles with the bases loaded and 2 outs.
Jason Bay went 1 for 2 with 4 walks and an RBI single.
Wow…that is all I can say, WOW.
This team is doing everything right. They are working the count and just hitting line drives. This team is so clutch getting endless hits with 2 outs and RISP. This is the most I have enjoyed watching this team in a long time.
Pagan is starting to get some hits off of left handed pitchers, that is great for him to start getting hot.
Cap was good tonight, his only blemish was 2 Miguel Cabrera homers.
The Mets were 10-17 with 2 outs tonight, that is a huge number.