Friday, July 29, 2011

The "Little Met Machine" Keeps Rolling As Team Wins Fifth Straight

The Mets jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, and despite some dicey moments, never looked back. They are now four games above .500, and just 6.5 games back in the Wild Card. As Gary Cohen stated at the end of the broadcast, this is "The little Met machine that keeps on going."

  • Dillon Gee went 6.2 innings, giving up three runs on four hits, while striking out five and walking four. Gee didn't allow a hit until the fourth inning, and that's when things started to fall apart. After loading the bases, Gee was able to get Laynce Nix to hit into what should have been an inning ending double play. A throwing error by Jose Reyes, however, meant the Mets only got one out, and the Nationals would score two runs. Gee labored through the next 2.2 innings of work, although he only allowed just one additional run.
  • Jason Bay had another productive night at the plate, going 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored. As long as he's getting on base, I'll be happy. I don't need the home runs (although they would be nice).
  • Ronny Paulino was 3-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
  • Bobby Parnell came in to pitch the eighth inning, and he stunk. Manager Terry Collins brought in Tim Byrdak, and he wasn't any better. Finally, D.J. Carrasco entered the game and got two huge strike outs in Danny Espinosa and Ryan Zimmerman to end the inning.
  • Jason Isringhausen continued to be impressive in his new role as closer (even though it's not official). Izzy pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to record his fifth save of the season, and the 298th of his career.

Next up: R.A. Dickey will take the mound for New York in game two tomorrow night. Jason Marquis will start for Washington. Game time is 7:05 p.m.


  1. Parnell & Byrdak -- 5 straight hits and 2 earned runs. Ugh!

  2. Yes, that was ugly. At least Carrasco was finally able to do something productive on the mound.