Mets won their first series of the year with their 5-2 win over the Cubs. For the Mets, it all started with Johan who held the Cubs scoreless through 6. Tom Gorzelanny of the Cubs matched zeros with Johan until the 6th inning, when David Wright hit a double to score Jose Reyes(felt like old times).
The trouble didnt end there for Tom as Jeff Francoeur also got a hit to score Wright from 2nd. After another Ike Davis hit, Pinella went to the pen and brought in Russell. Russell walked Rod Barajas and then the baseball gods finally made a weird play go the Mets way. Angel PaganÂ hit a grounder toward Fontenot whose vision was partially blocked by Barajas running toward second. Fontenot boots the grounder and Francoeur goes home to score but Fontenot lazily goes to pick up the ball which on a head up play by Ike Davis, turns out to be another run for the Mets as Ike rounds 3rd and also scored.
Santana opened the next frame giving up a single to Soto, who reached 2nd on a throwing error by Francoeur. Fontenot grounds out to move Soto to third and Fukudome hit a pinch hit single to put the Cubs on the board. The chess match started here as Jerry Manuel took Santana out for Nieve who surrenders a hit to Ryan Theriot. Pinella announces Chad Tracey to pinch hit for Jeff Baker which prompted Jerry to go to his bullpen for Pedro Feliciano, only for Pinella to use Amaris Ramirez to pinch hit for Chad Tracy. Feliciano manages to get Ramirez to ground out into a fielders choice and then get Dereck Lee to fly out to end the inning.
Feliciano got into trouble in the 8th as he surrendered a base knock to Marlon Byrd to start off. Feliciano got Nady to fly out but walked Soriano. Jerry went to the pen for Mejia who walked Soto for the bases loaded. Jerry went again to the pen(seeing a theme here) for Krod to get a 5 pitch save, something he had not done since 2005. Krod gets Fontenot to hit a sac fly but struck out Colver to end the inning. Krod got a 1-2-3 inning in the 9th for his first save of the year.