Mets Game 46: Win Over Padres

Mets 6 Padres 1

That’s more like it.

Mets Game Notes

After getting pounced by the Padres on Thursday, the Mets righted the ship and did what they were supposed to do: beat San Diego.

Dillon Gee enjoyed perhaps his best outing of the season, allowing only one run on four hits in seven innings, striking out a career-high nine in an efficient 106-pitch effort. How much of this performance was due to Dillon’s effectiveness and how much to the poor approach and skill of San Diego’s hitters? Who cares? We’ll take this one and look the other way — it’s a game the Mets are supposed to win and we’ll leave it at that.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis rapped two hits, Lucas Duda hit his first homer since April 28, Daniel Murphy busted out of his slump, and Ike Davis smacked another two-run single. For one night, all was well.

Next Mets Game

Game three begins at 1:10 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Johan Santana goes to the hill against Clayton Richard.

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  1. NormE May 26, 2012 at 12:24 am
    You neglected to mention the bullpen—Byrdak and Ramirez(!).
  2. Joe May 26, 2012 at 12:48 am
    Good play by Baxter started things out right.

    Item: “NEW YORK — The Mets made a move to get a fresh arm in their bullpen on Thursday, when they optioned left-hander Robert Carson to Double-A Binghamton and purchased the contract of reliever Jack Egbert. Egbert, a former 13th-round Draft pick, has pitched in just two big league games.”