Mets Game 122: Win Over Pirates

Mets 7 Pirates 2

Too bad it took 122 games for the Mets to find a team that their lineup could put a whuppin’ on.

The Mets scored, scored, and scored some more, to the point where one might’ve began to feel sorry for Jeff Karstens and the AAA team behind him.

But it was nice to see the orange and blue finally burst out with the lumber, and perform the very opposite of “pathetic”.

Game Notes

Mike Pelfrey cruised through 8 innings to his 12th win of the season, allowing only 2 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5. He had the hard sinker running and kept his wits about him for most of the game.

The Mets rapped 15 hits, 3 for extra bases, including Chris Carter‘s third homer of the season; they were 6-for-11 with RISP. The only Met position player not to hit safely was Ruben Tejada.

Jose Reyes went 3-for-5 with a double, 2 runs scored, and a stolen base. David Wright also went 3-for-5 with 2 runs scored hitting from the five-hole behind the Animal Chris Carter.

Next Mets Game

The Mets and Bucs do it again on Saturday night at 7:05 PM. Jonathon Niese goes against James McDonald.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.