Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mets Hand Rangers a Texas-Size Loss

The Mets had an offensive explosion this afternoon, scoring 14 runs on 17 hits, to beat the Rangers by a score of 14-5.

  • Jon Niese went 5.2 fantastic innings before leaving due to a rapid heart beat. Despite not having the best command, he allowed just two runs on six hits, while striking out seven and walking two. He gave up back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning to Adrian Beltre and Michael Young.
  • The Mets had an eight-run sixth inning. The first eight batters to come to the plate all reached base. It was all done with just two extra-base hits. Imagine that.
  • Lucas Duda went 4-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Three of his four hits were doubles.
  • Carlos Beltran snapped his 0-14 slump at the plate, going 3-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored.
  • Mets pitchers gave up a total of three home runs to the Rangers today.

Next up: The Mets play the final game of their series against the Rangers in Arlington. Dillon Gee gets the start for New York. Game time is 3:05 p.m.


  1. Except for those TX homers, a great game to watch! And thank goodness it wasn't Joe Buck announcing otherwise every 15 minutes he'd be obsessing about speculation over trading Reyes.

    Unfortunately, the Mets will probably still go 3-3 at best on this road trip. It sucks to remain pessimistic but reality is pitching just can't find any positive consistency.

  2. You forgot to mention about Niese -- he gave up a walk AND got a K on the same batter!!! (Sort of.)

  3. Yeah, that was a weird at-bat. NO ONE was paying attention. Worked out well for the Mets though. Guess the heat was getting to everyone.