Mets Game 86: Win Over Dodgers
Mets 6 Dodgers 0
Mets are now 3-0 without Jose Reyes. Maybe they SHOULD trade him after all?
Mets Game Notes
Mike Pelfrey pitched well, keeping his cool and working out of a few jams; he stranded 9 baserunners. He was doing a great job of spotting his sinker on both corners and mixing in what looked like a split or change-up; whatever it was, it was diving down hard and was about 8 MPH slower than the fastball — just enough to keep the batters off-balance.
Do little things matter? Well, Angel Pagan was picked off first base in the top of the fifth, but James Loney took forever to get rid of the ball and then threw the ball high and wide of second baseman Aaron Miles, allowing Pagan to slide into second base safely. A few minutes later, Carlos Beltran hit a two-out, two-run homer to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. Had Pagan been put out, that dinger likely doesn’t happen.
That Beltran blast gave the Mets 162 runs scored with two outs — most in the NL.
Guess who else went yard? Jason Bay, of all people. Twice, no less. Bay has very quietly boosted his average 45 points over his last 19 games, and is hitting .350 over the last 7 days.
Jason Isringhausen pitched a scoreless 8th, but struggled to make that happen. His command was non-existent, particularly with the curveball.
Next Mets Game
Game three of this four-game set begins at 10:10 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday night. Jonathon Niese goes to the hill against Hiroki Kuroda. I’m smelling the makings of a sweep, how about you?