Mets Game 58: Win Over Padres
Mets 2 Padres 1
Nine is fine.
For the second time this season, the Mets won their ninth game in a row at home. Clearly, they are more comfortable playing at The Field at Shea Bridge than anywhere else.
Mike Pelfrey stepped up and pitched nine full innings — that’s a complete game if there aren’t extra innings — and allowed one measly run on five hits and no walks, striking out six. Granted, it’s the Padres — one of the weakest offensive teams in baseball. But it’s still an MLB club, and Big Pelf was magnificent. He is finally becoming the ace-like stud we envisioned ever since he was drafted in the first round of 2005.
As if from a storybook written for Mets fans who love homegrown talent, Pelfrey’s outstanding moundwork was suppored by the firepower of fellow farmhands Ike Davis and Jose Reyes — each of whom hit a solo homer to provide all the Mets’ runs in the contest. Reyes’ shot tied the game one-all in the seventh, and Ike’s blast in the eleventh frame was his first career walkoff homer.
By facing — and striking out — one batter in the top of the 11th, Elmer Dessens earned his first MLB win since August 26, 2007.
Seems like every day we mention Angel Pagan. He had another two hits in this game and another stolen base (his 11th).
David Wright also had two hits, including a double. Did you know that Wright is 15-for-29 (.517) over his last eight games? That’s not just hot, that’s Francoeur-hot.
Speaking of, Jeff Francoeur had only one hit, but it extended his hitting streak to 11 games.
The Mets (0-8) and Padres (0-9) combined to go 0-for-17 with runners in scoring position.
Next Mets Game
The Mets and Padres do it again at 7:10 PM on Wednesday night. Johan Santana faces Mat Latos.