Mets Game 63: Win Over Pirates
Mets 8 Pirates 1
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha … AH HAHA HA HA HA HA HA.
Translation: the Mets win a laugher.
Mets Game Notes
The Mets hit, hit, hit, and then hit some more. Pirate pitching was pounded, lit up like a pinball machine. Most of the abuse was applied to starter and loser Charlie Morton, who gave up 7 runs on 9 hits in 4 innings. He didn’t pitch well at all, but he was also victimized by sub-par defense.
Meanwhile, the Bucs batters could do nothing with Dillon Gee, who cruised to his 7th victory. Gee pitched 8 innings, allowing only one run on 8 hits and no walks, striking out 5 in an efficient 104-pitch, 73-strike effort.
Keith Hernandez posed an intriguing question: could Gee make the All-Star team? If Dillon keeps winnin’, it’s going to be hard to keep him out.
Lucas Duda took advantage of his second chance in the bigs, stroking a base hit and driving in two runs.
Angel Pagan is playing like a man on a mission; he went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored, and an RBI.
Jose Reyes snapped out of his one-game slump, going 3-for-5 with a solo homer — which was a bullet into the right field stands.
Josh Thole is creeping out of mediocrity; his three hits boosted his average to .245. He gets a lot of Luis Castillo-like squibbers and bloops, but they all look like line drives in the box score.
In the sixth inning, down by 7 and immediately following a solo blast by Jose Reyes, Pittsburgh second baseman Neil Walker made a sparkling, diving play on a sharp grounder up the middle to steal a hit from Justin Turner. As a baseball fan, that’s something I like to see: a player continuing to give everything he has despite a lopsided score.
Next Mets Game
The Mets and Pirates do it again at 7:05 PM in Pittsburgh on Saturday night. R.A. Dickey goes against James McDonald.