Get out the brooms! Ugliest shut out I’ve ever seen.
Rain. Thanks, Mother Nature. Saved the bullpen tonight and gave the Mets a rain-shortened sweep over the Atlanta Braves. We owe you one.
A shut out. It was ugly, but it will go in the books as a shut out for the Mets. (Raul Valdes’ one pitch ruined the complete game shut out for Mike Pelfrey.) Pelfrey was far from sharp, allowing five hits and walking five. But, he was able to work himself out of trouble inducing two inning-ending double plays to work himself out of jams.
Pelfrey is now 4-0 this year and has a 24-inning scoreless streak.
A Reyes Run. Angel Pagan and Luis Castillo failed to get on in the first, so Jose Reyes came to the plate like a leadoff man, but with two outs. Reyes singled and stole second. Jason Bay followed with a single of his own, as Chipper Jones made a diving stab and his throw was late and bounced away from Troy Glaus. Reyes, who was running, scampered home for the games only run.
Luis Castillo went 2-3 with two singles.
The Bad & Ugly
Pelfrey’s pitchcount. It took 106 pitches for Pelfrey to get through five innings of work. Only 59 of those landed for strikes. Yikes.
David Wright looks lost at the plate. Absolutely lost.
Pagan has one hit in his last five games with two walks.
Ike Davis’ two strikeouts. Tommy Hanson’s curveball completely fooled Davis in both his at bats.
The Mets welcome the Dodgers to Citi Field tomorrow for a 7:10 p.m. start.