It’s never easy.
Ike Davis’ first career home run. It was an absolute bomb, 450 ft. to the Shea Bridge. The legend grows.
Hisanori Takahashi out of the ‘pen. Taka, who came in for an injured John Maine, tossed three innings, striking out seven batters(!). He did allow one run, but hey, out of the pen in relief of an injury, and seven Ks? Nice.
The new lineup. Hooray for small sample sizes.
Chip Hale, Mets third base coach. Infield fly, runners advance and Hale send Angel Pagan from third as no one is covering the plate. It was a strange set of circumstances, but Hale and Pagan both kept their heads in it and it paid off. Who says Pagan is bad on the basepaths?
Jose Reyes and Jason Bay’s back-to-back triples. That’s always fun to watch.
The Bad & Ugly
Maine’s non-throwing arm. Muscle spasms and pain in his left elbow forced Maine out of the game in the fourth inning. While on the bump, Maine allowed one run on four hits and two walks. He struck out three. He’s listed as day-to-day.
Francisco Rodriguez loves to make it interesting. A hit and a walk brought the tying run to the plate before K-Rod closed out the game, passing Mike Pelfrey for the team lead in saves.
My nerves. Seriously, K-Rod, you’ve got to stop doing this.
Fernando Nieve’s arm. Though he never got into the game, Nieve was seen warming up at least twice. His arm is going to fall off by June.
Mets and Braves do it again tomorrow afternoon, a 1:10 p.m. start.