Not bad for a guy who didn't make the team this spring.
The Happy Nightcap
Mets 5 - Braves zip
The Mets blew open the 7th inning with 5 runs in a tight pitcher's duel between Dillon Gee and Jair Jurrjens. The Mets backed Gee with good defense, and when Bay reached on an error in the bottom of 7th, the Mets took full advantage. Thole doubled to make it 2nd and 3rd. Then Jurrjens hit Tejada to load the bases.
Jason Pridie pinch hit for Gee and singled in the first run of the game. Jurrjens is taken out, and Reyes came up huge with a base clearing triple down the right field line-his 10th of year. Justin Turner then drove in Reyes with a sac fly for the 5th run. Beato shut down the Braves in the 8th, and Beato & Byrdak combined to finish a 1,2,3 9th.
It was nice to see Jose bounce back strong after making a key error in last night's game.
Check out Reyes' numbers during the last
12 home games at Citi:
•STOLEN BASES 5
•PLUS A 9 GAME HIT STREAK OVERALL
All 10 of Jose's triples have been hit at Citi field. As much as other players balk at the deep dimensions, odd corners, and high walls of Citi Field, the park is perfect for Jose...one of the many reasons Mets Blob feels the front office must keep Reyes and make a deal with him some way, some how.
Mets Blob was happy to see Jason Bay moved to the 6 hole tonight. Murphy hit in the 4 hole and had another 2 hit game. The reality is at this point in time, Murphy is better than Bay at the plate, (so is the rest of team for that matter) and Murph hitting 4 or 3 with Beltran in the other position is a much better call. Thank you, Terry, for finally moving Bay the Bust.