Mets Game 133: Win Over Nationals
Mets 3 Nationals 2
Is Dillon Gee the Mets ace?
Mets Game Notes
Dillon Gee did his thing for seven and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk. I have to admit, I thought this was going to be the toughest game of the series to win, based on the pitching matchups. That said, it wouldn’t surprise me to see them sweep.
Daniel Murphy is suddenly hot again, with two hits including a double and two runs scored. He’s 7 for his last 11, boosting his season OPS to a very replacement-level .708. If he had a Gold Glove and ran the bases better than a little leaguer, that kind of offense would make him acceptable.
Hey, look there’s Andrew Brown with 6 hits in 5 games in the three-hole. Maybe he’ll get an extended look, now that the games are meaningless.
So here’s a funny question: are you happy that Ike Davis is swinging the bat a bit better, and slugged his 9th homer of the year? Or do you fear that this late-season swing is a ruse, and may be enough to convince the Mets brass that he’s the 2014 first baseman?