Chris Capuano pitched a 2 hit shutout with 0 walks and 13 strikeouts.
Lucas Duda went 3 for 4 with a 2 run double off of Venters.
Ruben Tejada has 2 hits and a run scored.
Chris Capuano was spectacular tonight. I could tell since the 3rd inning that he was going to do something special tonight. He controlled all of his pitches and they all had great movement. The best game thrown by a Mets starting pitcher this season by far.
Lucas Duda has been pulling the ball with authority as of late. A good finish of the year would be great for him.
If Tejada can prove he can hit 2nd in this lineup he could be a great player.
R.A. Dickey was phenomenal going 8 innings, letting up 3 hits, 1 run, and struck out 9 Athletics.
K-Rod blew the save in the 9th for his 3rd of the year and his 2nd in a row.
Justin Turner had a clutch go-ahead RBI single and a walk-off Hit by pitch.
Dickey had so much movement tonight and honestly had no-hit stuff. His Knuckler was moving so well. He made one mistake to Suzuki that was a homer and Hairston lost the other ball in the lights. Too bad that K-Rod blew the save for him.
Turner finds new ways to drive in runs every night. Tonight he drove in a run on a HBP and he is the Mets most clutch player so far this year.
Bay regressed again, so I don’t know when he will return to his old form.
The Mets bullpen (besides K-Rod) was so good tonight not giving up a run over 4 innings and striking out 5.
They had the strikeout pitch going tonight striking out 16 Athletics.
Jon Niese went 6 1/3 innings letting up 5 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks, and 4 strikeouts.
Jose Reyes had 3 singles and an RBI.
Willie Harris and Angel Pagan had a hit and 2 walks each.
Carlos Beltran had 2 hits and an RBI.
Tim Byrdak got 2 huge strikeouts to get the Mets out of a tricky 7th inning striking out McCann with runners on.
Izzy gave up a run in the 8th, but K-Rod through the 9th and got the save.
Niese was great once again, he got ground balls and kept the Braves hitters off balance all night long. He fell apart a little bit in the 7th and I was disappointed that Terry didn’t let him try and get out of it.
Those strikeouts by Byrdak were huge, especially the one from McCann, one of the best hitters in the NL. He bailed Niese and Beato out of that tough, tough inning.
Jose Reyes…Jose REYES….JOSE REYES
The Mets stole a ton off a tough Jurrjens today..he is usually very tough to steal off of.
It seems the Mets win so much easier when Bay isn’t in the lineup. It is a very sad thing.
Jon Niese started and went 7 2/3 innings letting up 3 hits, 1 run, 4 walks, and 8 strikeouts.
Ruben Tejada had 2 hits including an RBI single.
Angel Pagan had 2 hits, an RBI single and a Triple.
Beltran and Turner had 2 hits each.
Murphy and Pridie had a hit and RBI each.
K-Rod got a 4 out save, striking out 2.
Jon Niese was great tonight tying his career high in strikeouts, working efficiently, and getting out of jams. His only problem was the 4 walks tonight and the RBI double by Fielder. He threw a career high in curveballs which was the key to his success tonight.
It’s kinda funny that Jose Reyes was the only hitless Met position player tonight.
The Mets are winning during this power outage because of key hitting, stealing bases, and their starting pitching. Entering the game since May 20th the Mets are 1st in batting average and 3rd in average with RISP. Homers mean nothing, runs do.
Ruben Tejada looks like a different hitter from last year, he is no longer overmatched at the plate and is showing that he could take the starting 2nd base spot when Wright and Ike return.
The Mets took 2 of 3 from the team with the best home record in baseball…now that is a statement.
R.A. Dickey went 7 2/3 strong innings giving up 5 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, and 10 strikeouts. Through 7 he had allowed 2 hits 0 runs and struck out 9.
Pagan and Murphy had 2 hits each today.
Jason Bay had an RBI single in the first inning, however the ball went 40 ft.
Bobby Parnell struggled in his return giving up 2 runs in 2/3 of an inning.
The bottom 4 of the lineup went hitless tonight.
Dickey was so much better than his line tonight. He did not at all deserve the loss tonight. 2 hits thorough 7 innings was just spectacular and he struck out a career high 10 batters. This looks like the Dickey from 2010.
Parnell still let down the Mets tonight, I do not know what is wrong with him. He has good stuff but he is a thrower not a pitcher.
It is really great to see Pagan back into form after returning from the DL. He is a huge part to this team.
Chris Capuano went 6 great innings, gave up 4 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 1 walk, and 8 strikeouts.
Justin Turner went 4 for 5 with an RBI.
Reyes, Beltran, and Paulino had 2 hits each.
Angel Pagan made his return tonight and had a 2 hit game.
Izzy gave up a run in the 8th and K-Rod gave up 3 in the 9th.
Ruben Tejada went 0 f0r 3 with 16 pitch walk.
Capuano was spectacular again tonight holding the Phillies to 1 earned run while striking out 8 men in just 6 innings. He only threw 77 pitches but was pinch hit for in the middle of a rally.
The at-bat by Tejada was amazing. 16 pitches and drawing the walk is just the type of pesky hitter that he needs to be. I am very happy with his production so far.
The Mets made some amazing diving catches in the outfield today, but also botched a few balls. One was an error by Beltran and one was a ball that Murphy should have caught at first, but it got by him.
Justin Turner is a great hitter so far. I don’t know how you can take both him and Tejada out of the lineup once Wright returns. That is going to be a tough choice to make.
Angel Pagan looked like the man from 2010 today getting 2 hits in 4 at-bats. He needs to be back to that form for this team to be succesful.
David had a tremendous rebound year this year posting a line of .283 with 29 homers and 103 RBI. His power, as predicted, came back this year as he hit 19 more homers than 2009 where he was obviously intimidated by Citi Field. Did you hear that Jason Bay? It is possible to hit 30 homers at Citi. The only thing that suffered this year was the batting average and strikeouts. David set a new career high in strikeouts with 160 and a career low batting average of .283. When your worst ever batting average is .283, your one hell of a player.
Reached 100 RBI on the year. He is the first Met to get to 100 RBIs in the “Citi Field Era”
He was elected to the all-star game and started the game at third. He helped the NL win for the first time in what seems like forever.
He was the player of the month of June.
A successful bounce back after being hit in the head by Matt Cain. It seems as he is finally over it.