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.
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.
Jon Niese started and went 5 innings letting up 7 hits, 6 runs (2 earned), 1 walk, and 5 strikeouts.
Jose Reyes had another good day knocking 2 hits and an RBI.
Paulino and Tejada each had 2 hits. Tejada almost hit another Wrigley Field homer.
Harris, Murphy, and Beltran all had hits.
Buchholz went 1 1/3 innings and lets up 2 runs (1 earned) while Pat Misch went 2/3 of an innings letting up 3 earned runs.
Jon Niese pitched in tough luck today. He gave up alot of bloop hits and almost catches by Met defenders. That is why out of his 6 runs, only 2 were earned.
Errors bit the Mets in the butt tonight. Even though they still would have lost without the unearned runs, errors start rallies and deflate teams as they kill momentum. Bad looking night tonight from this team.
I love how Ruben Tejada has looked since, well the end of last year. He shortened his swing and has been a great hitter. Any offense you can get out of a defender like that is great.
Jose Reyes is truly an amazing baseball player. I will miss him if this is indeed his final year as a Met.