Mets Game 21: Win Over Diamondbacks
Mets 6 Diamondbacks 3
Look out, National League — here come the Mets!
The Mets won their third consecutive game, tying their longest winning streak of the season.
Mets Game Notes
Dillon Gee pitched well in gaining his second victory of the season. Gee allowed 4 runs — 2 earned — on 5 hits and a walk with 5 strikeouts in 6 innings. I would argue that only one of the runs was earned, because an error wasn’t charged when Ike Davis dropped Ryan Roberts’ foul popup in the fourth; on the next pitch Roberts hit an RBI single and later scored.
Dan Murphy also made an error that inning, which led to runs scoring, and he made a few mental errors in the field during the game as well. I would say that Murphy’s troubles in the field cost the Mets at least two runs, maybe three — but since he drove in two as well, I guess that evens things up.
Jason Bay carried the Mets in the first few innings, putting the Mets ahead with a two-run single in the initial inning and then clubbing a solo homer in the third. He was hitting well during his minor league rehab stint so it’s safe to say he is on a hot streak.
Hmm … Bay’s been back for three games, the Mets have won all three. Coincidence?
After Bay’s bomb, Ike Davis followed with one of his own — his third in as many games. If he can do this for five more games he’ll tie a record.
I still don’t get Barry Enright. He has truly mediocre stuff, poor location, and doesn’t really change speeds all that well. Yet he’s in MLB, getting outs. I was stunned that Kirk Gibson left him out there for the sixth inning, but I guess he didn’t have much choice — the arms in his bullpen aren’t terribly impressive, either.
Pedro Beato pitched a perfect seventh and Jason Isringhausen followed with a scoreless eighth. Beato continues to impress, and as I mentioned before, he should continue to mow down hitters through the first time around the league. He spots his 95-96 MPH fastball well and is fooling hitters with his offspeed pitches. Keep it going, kid.
Francisco Rodriguez earned his 4th save of the year but not before giving all of us a collective heart attack. It was also K-Rod’s sixth “finish” of the year. 49 more to go for the pot of gold.
Next Mets Game
The Mets go for the sweep against the Diamondbacks with a 1:10 PM game on Sunday afternoon. Jonathon Niese goes to the mound against Armando Galarraga. As long as Jason Bay is in the lineup I don’t see how the Mets can lose.