Mets 9 Giants 1
Who needs deadline deals when you take three of four from the best team in the NL West?
Mets Game Notes
Fired up by their GM’s motivating words a few days ago, the Mets have put themselves right back into the playoff race. Chris Young was awesome, dominating a San Francisco lineup that included several big leaguers.
Terry Collins’ patience and faith in Jason Bay finally paid off, as the slugger swatted a two-run single to give the Mets all the runs they needed in the first frame. The insurance runs were provided by Ronny Cedeno, who drove in five runs on three hits. With Bay back to being the premium run producer the Mets pay him to be, a red-hot Cedeno, and Bobby Parnell completely adjusted to the closer role, the Mets are in position to take a serious run at the division-leading Nats.
Next Mets Game
The Mets start their San Diego sweep on Friday night at 10:05 p.m. EST. R.A. Dickey faces Clayton Richard.
About the Author
Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.