Last night the Mets extended there 4 game win streak to 5 games as they beat the Pirates at Citi Field by a score of 7-3.
- The Mets broke the 2-2 tie in the 8th by scoring 5 runs.
- In the 8th, Reyes led off with a single. Then Castillo walked on 4 pitches. Then Beltran singled to score Reyes to take the lead. Then Delgado hit a 3 run homer. Then Wright gets out but Murphy doubles and Santos drives him in.
- Every Met (including the pitcher Jonathan Niese) had at least one hit other then David Wright.
- Jonathan Niese started and pitched well through 6. Here was his line:
IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA J Niese 6.0 7 2 2 0 5 0 95-67 3.00
- Sean Green and Ken Takahashi combined to pitch a good 7th.
- Bobby Parnell pitched a good 8th and got the win.
- Then in the 9th with a 5 run lead J.J. Putz put himself into trouble but got out of it with only 1 run allowed.
Last night the Mets beat the Nationals 4-3 at Citi Field.
- The Mets had 11 hits.
- The Mets were 1 for 16 with runners in scoring position.
- Johan went 5 shutout but then gave up a home run to Nick Johnson in the 6th.
IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA J Santana 6.0 6 1 1 1 10 1 104-78 0.70
- Bobby Parnell then came in for 2/3 of a inning and Feliciano finished the 7th.
- J.J. Putz then pitched the 8th scoreless.
- Franky Rodriguez then came in for the 9th and gave up a 2 run home run but was then able to hold the lead.
- The bullpen’s line was this:
Bullpen IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA R Parnell (H, 3) 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 18-13 2.08 P Feliciano (H, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5-3 4.50 J Putz (H, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10-9 3.00 F Rodriguez (S, 4) 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 22-14 2.70 Totals 6.0 3 2 2 0 4 1 55-39
I will not be writing up a postgame report because I wasn’t able to watch most of the game and if was not a good game for the Mets. I will write this though:
- Livan Hernandez gave up 5 runs in 5 innings of work.
- Sean Green gave up 5 runs in 2 innings of work.
- Anyone who thought that Livan has constituency was really wrong.
- Livan is not a very good pitcher.
- The Mets bullpen can’t be trusted other than Franky and Putz.
- The Mets did almost rally to come back in the 8th but it wasn’t enough.
Today the Mets won in dramatic fashion against the Brewers at Citi Field.
- The Mets scored 3 runs in the first inning.
- Gary Sheffield hit home run number 500 in his career and was the first Mets player to ever hit their 500th career home run in a Mets uniform.
- In the 9th, Carlos Delgado leads off with a double. Then Carlos Beltran strikes out. Then Ryan Church is intentionally walked which brings up the catcher, Omir Santos, who came in when they pinch hit for Castro due to Schnieder going on the DL. Santos hits a ground ball so lightly hit that it isn’t a double play.
- Then Luis Castillo comes up and hits a infield hit to J.J. Hardy and Delgado scores.
- Livan Hernandez was great the first time through the order but ran into trouble in the 5th and 6th. He gave up 4 runs through 5+.
- The bullpen didn’t give up a run after that.
- It only took J.J. Putz, 11 pitches to get through the 9th and earn the win.
In my post today about Wagner, I said that Wagner was throwing today. The question is: How will he do and in what roll?
- Wagner most likely won’t be with the team next year and wants to prove that he is good to other teams.
- (Hopefully more importantly) he wants to win a World Series.
In a long game last night the Mets beat the Reds 9-7 at Great American Ballpark.
Presented from ESPN.
At the Plate:
- Carlos Delgado was 2 for 5 with a homer and 4 RBIs (not by a Grand Slam)
- Carlos Beltran was 2 for 4 with a walk and 2 RBIs.
- Brian Schneider was 2 for 4 with a walk and 3 RBIs. All of which came in the 7th inning when Schneider broke the game open with a 3 RBI double.
- Mike Pelfrey started and went 5 innings. He gave up 4 runs, all of which were in the first. He walked 4, struck out 2 and ended up throwing 104 pitches (56 strikes)
- Bobby Parnell followed by throwing a no hit scoreless inning although walking 2. Parnell might have pitched another inning but the Mets hit so well the following inning that they had to pinch hit for Parnell.
- Pedro Feliciano followed and threw 2/3 of a inning giving up 2 runs.
- Sean Green then game in to bail out Feliciano and he did that in one batter.
- J.J. Putz then came in to pitch the 8th and he gave up his first run of the season.
- Frankie Rodreiguez then came in for the 9th and had some control issues. He went 2-0 on every batter he faced. Frankie ended up throwing 30 pitches in his 1 inning of work. More on that later in the post.
I am giving it to Carlos Delgado for his 4 RBIs although it could have easily gone to Carlos Beltran or Brian Schneider.
Today at 1 PM Oliver Perez will take the mound on SNY.