Mets Game 121: Win Over Padres
Mets 5 Padres 4
For six innings, this one seemed to be in the bag. After all, the Mets mounted a three-run lead against a team that can’t score runs.
Mets Game Notes
The Mets battered San Diego starter Aaron Harang, who was living in the middle of the plate. Pumping waist-high fastballs over the heart of the plate is going to result in getting hit hard, even against the Mets in Petco Park.
Meantime, R.A. Dickey had his nice knuckler tumbling around the strike zone, getting plenty of swings and misses. He pitched into the seventh but was lifted after Will Venable hit a two-run homer. Personally, I would’ve left Dickey in, as other than Venable and Kyle Blanks, the Padres had no idea what to do with the knuckleball.
Lucas Duda remains hot, going 3-for-4. He blasted a monster solo homer into the right field seats in the second. His five homeruns since the All-Star Break lead the Mets. Kind of sad, no?
Every time I see Jason Pridie in the lineup it reminds me of 2009, when Cory Sullivan and Jeremy Reed were “platooning”. Like Sullivan and Reed in that year, the time that Pridie gets is somewhat mysterious to me — is this some kind of tryout for 2012? Pridie did reach base four times, but, eh …