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.
Mike Pelfrey started and posted a line of 7 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts.
Ike Davis hit a go ahead 2 run home run in the 7th inning that just cleared the orange line in center field.
Carlos Beltran went 1 for 3 with an RBI single.
Jason Bay hit a double and struck out twice.
Reyes, Murphy, and Nickeas also had hits tonight.
Wright went o for 2 with 2 walks and a steal.
Izzy pitched a scoreless 8th and K-Rod pitched a scoreless 9th to get the save.
This was a huge start for Mike Pelfrey, after runners were on first and third with nobody out to start the game, he retired the side without a run scoring including a strikeout of Justin Upton. This was also a team that he has never beat, until tonight. He looked so much better tonight than he has all of this year. Hopefully this will stay.
Ike has been such a clutch hitter all year hitting a huge homer to straight away center field. He is leading the Mets in RBI this season.
This lineup looks more confident with Bay in that they feel they can score whenever. Hopefully Bay can show us some power this year.
Izzy has been a force in the ‘pen this year showing that he is not done yet in the majors.