Rod Barajas, of course. 3-4, 2 HR, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R. Umm, yes please. It also skyrocketed his average to .227 on the year. Go Baja Go.
Going yard. Adding to Barajas’ two blasts, David Wright and Jeff Francoeur both homered. Citizens Bank Park plays like a little league field.
D-FENCE! Jeff Francoeur and Jason Bay both made beautiful catches to limit the Phillies to just one run in the second inning. Frenchy slammed into the wall and Bay showed his Canadian ups to haul one in. Pretty.
How about Jon Niese? Seven strong innings, allowing only four hits and the aforementioned run. He walked only one and struck out seven. Who’s my boy? Jon Niese is my boy.
Angel Pagan leading off. 3-5, 2 RBI, R. Enjoy that leadoff spot, it might be yours for a while.
The Mets only struck out three times, two of them by Jon Niese.
The Bad & Ugly
Frenchy had to leave the game after getting plunked in the seventh inning. X-Rays came back negative and he is listed as day-to-day. Guess you can pencil in GMJ in RF tomorrow.
Jenrry Mejia pitched more mop-up duty. Yup, this was a great idea.
Jon Niese and Rod Barajas
Mets and Phillies do it all over again, tomorrow at 3:10 p.m.