The New York Mets finished off their 10 game homestand with an improbable 9-1 record by sweeping 3 games from the Los Angeles Dodgers, taking the finale this afternoon by a score of 7-3.
The Mets sent John Maine (1-1) to the mound.Â Maine had averaged 4 innings pitched in 4 starts so far this season, and had never pitched more than 5.Â He Punk’d the Dodgers by going 6 plus today to get the win.Â The Mets Punk’d the Dodgers by playing their back up utility infielder, Alex Cora, at 2nd base today.Â He went 1 for 3 with an RBI double and a walk.Â The Mets Punk’d the Dodgers by sending up Frank Catalanotto as a pinch-hitter today.Â Catalanotto had been 1 for 14 as a pinch hitter. Â He promptly doubled.
The Mets scored early against Dodgers rookie John Ely (0-1).Â In the bottom of the 2nd Jeff Francoeur grounded into a fielder’s choice driving home David Wright.Â Later Angel Pagan tripled to drive home Francoeur and Rod Barajas.Â Cora then followed with his double and after 2 innings the Mets led 4-0.Â They never looked back.
The Dodgers got 1 back in the 3rd when Matt Kemp scored while Jamey Carroll reached on an error by Jose Reyes, but in the bottom of the 3rd the Mets answered right back when Francoeur doubled home Jason Bay for a 5-1 Mets lead.Â Russell Martin hit a line drive homer with Carroll on in the 5th for the Dodgers final 2 runs.Â The Mets completed their scoring in the bottom of the 7th when Bay doubled to drive home Reyes, then Ike Davis singled to score Bay for the eventual final margin of 7-3.