Today the, now first place, Mets (15-13, 1st in NL East) will host the Pittsburgh Pirates (12-18, 6th in NL Central, 6.5 GB) at 1 PM.
- RHP Livan Hernandez (2-1, 5.53 ERA) will start for the Mets.
- RHP Ian Snell (1-4, 4.50 ERA) gets the start for the Pirates.
- Mets on 6 game win streak.
- Only 1 catcher with Castro hurt.
- Ryan Church in huge slump.
Here I will be live blogging the game. Come back at 1 to read my live blog and my in game opinions. It will let you leave comments during the game and we can have a chat.
Jerry Manual has been suspended 1 game for his argument with the 1st base umpire on Thursday.
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Who was the first player to have their name engraved on a bat?
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.