Mets Game 58: Win Over Braves

Mets 5 Braves 0

So much for the “scary stretch” and fear of a six-game losing streak.

Mets Game Notes

What more can you say about Dillon Gee? He refuses to lose. Gee has the third-highest number of victories among NL pitchers. People keep waiting for him to fall back to earth, but it hasn’t happened yet. This time, he gave the Mets 7 shutout innings, allowing four hits and two walks in a highly efficient, 85-pitch effort.

How about Jose Reyes? He whacked his 10th triple of the year, driving in three runs.

Josh Thole might be out of his slump; he went 2-for-3 with a double.

Additionally, Dan Murphy stayed hot, getting another two hits in four tries.

This was a pretty quick and efficient game. It took 2 hours and 19 minutes, which isn’t that incredible, but the number of pitches each team saw was unusually low — the Mets saw 110, and the Braves saw 111. That’s what happens when pitchers throw strikes.

Next Mets Game

The rubber match begins at 8:05 PM. R.A. Dickey faces Tim Hudson.

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  1. Steve S. June 5, 2011 at 8:45 am
    And amazingly, Gee played around with a cutter as he was warming up for his start, and threw maybe five of them in the game effectively.

    But Bay looked lost again…..

  2. Mic June 5, 2011 at 9:00 am
    In defense of bay he is fighting his way out of a post concussion syndrome. I think he will win.

    Gee. So much for sixth starter.

  3. izzy June 5, 2011 at 9:01 am
    Attendance continues to plummet…. just think of the emptiness if the wilpons/alderson’s go ahead and let Jose leave.
  4. Mic June 5, 2011 at 11:17 am
  5. John June 5, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    Every time I see Gee pitch I can’t help thinking of Greg Maddox. I keep dreaming. Maybe…
  6. Mic June 5, 2011 at 8:02 pm
    You know, Dilon, and Niese are doing really nicely. Add a resurgent cappy, a decent RA Dickey a returning Santana and we have a nice 5 man.

    Please send relief help.

    • Joe June 5, 2011 at 10:42 pm
      How’s DJ doing? 🙂