Today in Cincinnati, the Mets beat the Reds 2-1.
W – Johan Santana (1-0)
L – Aaron Harang (0-1)
S – Francisco Rodrigez (1)
Presented from ESPN.
At the Plate:
- Daniel Murphy hit a solo homer and then later drove in the 2nd run.
- Ryan Church was 2 for 4 with a stolen base.
- Carlos Delgado was 2 for 4 with a walk.
- As a team the mets left 12 men on base. (not good)
On the Rubber:
- Johan Santana went 5 2/3 innings giving up 3 hits, 1 run, struck out 7 but walked 4. He was removed after throwing 99 pitches.
- Sean Green relived Johan and threw a perfect 1 1/3 innings.
- J.J. Putz then pitched the 8th. He walked 11 and struck out 1.
- K-Rod (but would like to be called Franky Rodrigez) pitched a perfect 9th, striking out 1 and earning his first save.
They won. That is the important thing. Johan walked too many but hopefully he will rebound. The team left wayyyyyyy too many runners on base.
Player of Game:
I am going to give the player of game to Daniel Murphy.
The Mets are off tomorrow and will play the Reds again on Wednesday with Pelfrey on the mound.