Saturday, September 22, 2007

Happy Recap: Mets 9 Marlins 6

Every win right now is crucial and the Mets got another one getting just enough good pitching to hold the Marlins down.

Pedro pitched ok, but he only lasted 5 innings, trusting his fate once again to the beleagured and overworked bullpen. This time the pen was called on to protect a 5 run lead as the Mets got 8 unearned runs over the course of 3 innings thanks to four Marlins errors (they made 6 in total).

But the Mets offense has been on fire lately scoring 7 runs for the fourth straight game. Timely hitting from Beltran, Alou and even Reyes contributed to the offense.

Beltran now has a team leading 105 RBI but he got hurt pursuing a deep flyball and had to be taken out of the game but it doesn't seem to be a serious injury.

Jose Reyes had two hits, bringing his average back up to .290.

When Pedro came out of the game Willie turned to Guillermo Mota who this time came through, pitching two scoreless innings.

In the 8th, Pedro Feliciano came in and was terrible. He couldn't find the strike zone, striking out two, but also walking two then giving up a double that cut the lead to 3. Joe Smith was called on to get the final out of the inning but walked Uggla to bring up the tying run. But Scott Schoeneweis came in and pitched the best he's ever pitched for the Mets. He struck Hermida to end the 8th, then got the side in order in the 9th for the 7th save of his career.

Four relief pitchers, two did well, two didn't, but that was enough to hold the lead.

The game was delayed by rain for more than 2 hours.

Carlos Delgado came back and hit a home run to make the score 9-4.

Pedro is 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA this season.

The Mets need Oliver Perez to keep it going, because the Phillies keep winning.

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