Monday, September 03, 2007

Happy Recap: Mets 10 Reds 4

What a great game. To continue the winning streak, to get a good start out of Pedro and to beat the toughest pitcher to beat in the NL.

Pedro's line says he gave up 3 runs (2 earned) in 5 innings but he pitched much better than that.

The first batter, Hamilton, reached base on a little dribbler up the third base line that stopped in fair territory. Gonzalez hit a fly ball that should have been caught but Alou played it into a double. Both of those runners scored, but Pedro could have gotten out of the first with on runs had Alou caught Gonzalez's ball.

The Mets offense took advantage of the ballpark as Alou blasted one into the upper deck for the first run, and the Mets took the lead on a 2-run homer to right by Wright. David Wright has been absolutely incredible lately. The 11-10 loss in Philadelphia may have been a coming of age game for him.

The Reds got back to within one after Dunn walked and scored on a single that was butchered by Beltran.

So Pedro left with a one run lead and the game was in the hands of the bullpens.

The Mets pounded the Reds pen, and the Mets pen gave up only 1 run in 4 innings.

2 runs scored in the 6th off Harang (Green double, Gotay single), two more off Coutlangus in the 7th (Beltran single, Green groundout), one in the 8th off Stanton (Castillo double) then another run off another former Met, David Weathers in the 9th, as Delgado homered (his 4th in 7 games).

The Mets have put the Philly disaster behind them and with a couple good weeks are looking at clinching early again and coasting into the playoffs. Hopefully!

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