Thursday, June 05, 2008

Happy Recap: Mets 5 Giants 3

This has now become a prolonged winning streak, exactly what the Mets needed. 7 out of the last 9, but because they lost 7 out of 8 right before it, they're actually worse off than they were on May 18th.

A key during this stretch has been scoring in the first inning, of course helped out by the hot hitting of Jose Reyes. Who by the way apparently had his reached base streak ended because an error is not sufficient to prolong the streak.

Reyes did however make an error, his 10th, that led to a run, and some extra pitches for John Maine. But he made up for that with a 2-run homer, his 8th. Reyes has shown uncharacteristic power this year, but also uncharacteristic bad defense.

John Maine pitched pretty well, but I'd like to see him give the Mets a little more length. Other than Santana there doesn't seem to be a guy on the staff who can pitch more than 6 innings.

Carlos Beltran is now officially on fire. He's 6 for 16 with 2 homers and 7 RBI starting with that game-tying shot against the Dodgers on Saturday. And he was starting to heat up before that.

The Mets have now won their third straight series.

They are 7-2 this season in rubber games of a 3-game series.

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