Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mets Commit Avicide! Slay Birds 3-1

The New York Mets won back to back road games for the first time since they beat the Houston Astros on July 25-26, 2009.  The Mets were 0-7-2 in their previous nine road series. Riding the arm of lefty starter Hisanori Takahashi, who pitched 7 innings of one run ball, the Mets continued a remarkable run by it's starting staff. Over the last five starts, the starters have gone 38.2 innings while giving up only 7 runs. This has given the weary bullpen some rest, and they have responded by giving up no runs over their last 8.1 innings. Jose Reyes led off the first inning with a solo HR and Jeff Francoeur added a big insurance run by smashing a laser to right field for his 7th HR of the year. Francoeur has been contributing all year, despite his very streaky offensive game. Ruben Tejada sparkled in the field on a couple of plays and showed tremendous range on an Adam Jones ground ball up the middle in the 7th inning. KRod saved his 13th by pitching a scoreless ninth.
The Mets are at their high water mark of the season, six games over .500 at 34-28.

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