Mets Game 106: Win Over Giants
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.
Mets have the powerhouse Padres and Marlins as lead ins to the rematch vs. the Braves next weekend in NYC, good spot for payback of post all star series. With FF back in the fold and Johan not far behind with his 88mph heat, things can get interesting as quickly as they got uninteresting. That’s why they play the games. Just saying.
Here’s hoping you return to your sharp and positive self in the near future. This daily upkeep has you sounding tired and pointlessly ornery. It does no one any favors, least of all yourself.
Janish’s observations regarding Young are apparently made from a vantage point where the sun doesn’t shine.