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.
Dickey pitched 8 strong innings giving up 1 run on 4 hits. He walked 1 and struck out 3 Braves.
Jose Reyes went 2 for 4 with a double and RBI.
Daniel Murphy went 2 for 3 with a walk.
Beltran hit an RBI double and left the game early after fouling a ball off his shin.
Pagan, Tejada, and Turner had RBI singles.
Acosta gave up 2 runs in 1/3 of an inning and K-rod gave up 1 in the final 2/3.
Dickey was great today with his second great start in a row. His knuckler was great as it fooled the Braves hitters all night. It looks like he is back to himself again. I wish he could have gone 9, but I guess his pitch limit was over.
Jose Reyes is starting to defy words. He is just amazing. He could be buying his way into a Mets uniform for years to come.
The offense was great without Bay tonight. Even with Murphy as a cleanup hitter they can still produce without home runs. 4 of the starting 9 tonight are hitting above .300.
The bullpen is awful. Simply put, it needs help and alot of it.
Carlos Beltran was the star hitting 3 2-run homers as he drove in all but 3 of the Mets runs.
Jon Niese started and went 6 1/3 innings while letting up 5 runs, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts.
Josh Thole Hit a sac fly and Jose Reyes went 1 for 5 with a 2 run single.
Willie Harris had a hit and scored three times while Bay also had a hit.
O’Connor, Buchholz, Izzy, and K-Rod finished off the game.
Beltran and what he did tonight was great and really got me pumped up. He filled in great in the absence of Ike showing power from both sides of the plate. He is still a great hitter even with all the critisim he has gone through. If Terry is smart, he will continue to hit 3rd.
I feel bad for Niese, he pitched way better then his line showed. Even without a curveball he had only given up 2 or 3 runs before he was taken out. Simply a shame to me.
Jose Reyes’ bases loaded single was huge as the Mets usually struggle with the bases loaded.
Why was K-Rod in for the 9th? Byrdak was warming up and it was not a save situation. Do you wanna cost us $17.5MM Terry?
Mike Pelfrey went 6 2/3 innings and let up 6 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts. He also hit an RBI double from the plate.
Ike Davis had a hit which what a 2 run single in the 1st.
Izzy, Byrdak, and K-Rod all pitched scoreless outings tonight.
Jose Reyes hit a double while Paulino and Turner had base hits.
Daniel Murphy had 2 hits tonight.
Mike Pelfrey had a great outing tonight as he controlled all of his pitches. I am still personally not a fan of Mike Pelfrey, but he pitched well tonight and got the win.The runs he gave up were all on solo homers.
Now here is the play that I had a problem with. The play that Ike got hurt. Ike and Wright collided on a ball that was popped in the air in front of the pitchers mound. Ike hurt his calf, however the collision was not the problem to me. Pelfrey was the problem. Pelfrey should have either fielded the ball OR helped Ike and Wright out and told them they were near eachother. What did he do? He stood there, and watched. Help out your team mates Pelf.
Tim Byrdak pitched great as he got Helton on a 3 pitch strikeout to end the 8th.
What a strange at bat right after the rain delay. The at-bat consisted of 2 pitchers, and 2 hitters. It was Pelfrey vs. Fowler before the rain delay, then after it was Izzy vs. Fowler. Fowler fouled a ball off his knee and came out of the game so it was Izzy vs. Spilborghs in one at bat. Weird Stuff.