Archive: August 21st, 2010

Mets Game 123: Win Over Pirates

Mets 5 Pirates 1

Jonathon Niese threw a complete game and David Wright blasted a 3-run homer to lead the Mets to a convincing victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in International League action on Saturday night.

The game was halted after five innings due to embarrassment rain. Since the game ended abruptly, this game recap will also.

Next Mets Game

The Mets and Pirates play again on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 pm. Johan Santana faces Zach Duke.


Mets Game 122: Win Over Pirates

Mets 7 Pirates 2

Too bad it took 122 games for the Mets to find a team that their lineup could put a whuppin’ on.

The Mets scored, scored, and scored some more, to the point where one might’ve began to feel sorry for Jeff Karstens and the AAA team behind him.

But it was nice to see the orange and blue finally burst out with the lumber, and perform the very opposite of “pathetic”.

Game Notes

Mike Pelfrey cruised through 8 innings to his 12th win of the season, allowing only 2 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5. He had the hard sinker running and kept his wits about him for most of the game.

The Mets rapped 15 hits, 3 for extra bases, including Chris Carter‘s third homer of the season; they were 6-for-11 with RISP. The only Met position player not to hit safely was Ruben Tejada.

Jose Reyes went 3-for-5 with a double, 2 runs scored, and a stolen base. David Wright also went 3-for-5 with 2 runs scored hitting from the five-hole behind the Animal Chris Carter.

Next Mets Game

The Mets and Bucs do it again on Saturday night at 7:05 PM. Jonathon Niese goes against James McDonald.