Thursday, September 07, 2006

Happy Recap: Mets 8 Braves 0

I am so glad the Mets decided to let Oliver Perez hang around for one more start. He finally got to display his potential. And he may have even earned himself a spot in the rotation next year. He can obviously pitch, but he just needs control. He pitched a complete game (the second shut out of his career) and threw only 107 pitches because he walked only one. Like the Mets announcers said you don't have a 2.98 ERA and more than 200 Ks in a full season without talent. Rick Peterson just needs to work his magic.

Jose Reyes led off the game with his 17th homer. He now has 71 RBI and I believe his is the clear MVP of the team. The homer was his 6th to lead off a game this season, a Mets record.

Coming into the game Braves starter Kyle Davies was 3-0 with a 2.63 ERA in five career games against the Mets. And it took them a while to get to him, but they finally broke through in the 6th.

Floyd and Green singled and Julio Franco walked. Chris Woodward doubled in two runs, then Davies was taken out and Endy Chavez pinch hit a 2-run triple to break the game open with a 6 run lead.

Shawn Green closed the scoring with his second home run of the day, and his second home run as a Met.

The Mets magic number to eliminate Atlanta is now down to 4.

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