The Mets turned the tables today, and it all worked out.
Pedro Martinez was the pitcher to give up first inning runs today, allowing a one run double and a sacrifice fly. After that, he settled down nicely. Pedro ended up throwing six innings, scattering seven hits. He walked only one and struck out four.
Great outing by Pedro today. Can't ask for much more than that! Well done.
Five bullpen pitchers made appearances, and combined to throw three innings, allowing three hits and walking only one. Scott Schoeneweis, Aaron Heilman, Pedro Feliciano, Joe Smith and Brian Stokes all pitched, with only Stokes logging a full inning of work in the ninth. Feliciano, Smith, and Stokes each tallied one K.
Hey, look at that! Scoreless innings from the bullpen, and they hold the lead! I'm loving Stokes, even though he gave up two hits in the ninth. His fastball is hittable, but so far so good.
For the first time in a while, the Mets did not score a run in the first inning. Instead, they scored multiple times in multiple innings. A novel idea.
The Mets were homer happy early, as Carlos Beltran got the Mets on the board in the second with a solo home run to left field. In the third, Nick Evans connected for his first career home run, a solo shot to left. David Wright wanted to join the fun, as he smacked his own dinger right after Evans, also of the solo variety, to left.
I like the power explosion. Congrats to Evans on his first career homer!
The Mets added on in the seventh, getting RBI singles from Jose Reyes and Ryan Church, followed by a sac-fly by Beltran to account for all six runs.
Tacking on! Another novel concept. Don't be happy with the lead, this team needs to keep adding on with the state of this bullpen.
The Rest of the Story
Wright: 3-5, R, RBI
Reyes has an active 11 game hitting streak.
Game Ball: Pedro Martinez.