Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mets Over Rangers 8-5: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Homers

It was a wild game, but the Mets held on to beat the Rangers 8-5 to take the series and get back to .500.

  • Dillon Gee struggled today, but was able to get through six innings to get the win. He gave up three runs on eight hits, while striking out one and walking two. He gave up a home run to who else...Michael Young.
  • Gee gave up quite a few hard hit balls, but the defense behind him was outstanding. Jose Reyes and Ruben Tejada saved Mets pitching with a couple of web gems.
  • Speaking of Reyes, he went 4-5 with one RBI and three runs scored. One of those four hits was his league leading 14th triple. He also raised his National League leading batting average to .341. This guy is amazing, and there isn't a more exciting player in baseball right now. There is absolutely no reason why he shouldn't be starting in the All-Star game. So vote.
  • Daniel Murphy continues to produce at the plate. He went 3-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
  • The Mets had 31 hits in their last two games. None of those hits were home runs. Save a few for Detroit, boys.
  • Pedro Beato, Tim Byrdak, and Jason Isringnhausen were fantastic out of the bullpen, throwing a combined two scoreless innings of relief. Then there was Francisco Rodriguez. What would a Mets game be without some K-Rod drama. What wasn't a save situation, turned ugly quick as he fumbled his way through the bottom of the ninth. He managed to get through it, however, allowing just two runs on two hits.

Next up: The Mets have Monday off. They begin a three-game series in Detroit Tuesday night. R.A. Dickey takes the mound for the Mets. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

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