Boy, doesn’t it seem as if every year the Mets have one or a few guys that step up after a disaster. Last year it was Fernando Nieve and Omir Santos, this year it seems to be Hisanori Takahashi, R.A. Dickey and Angel Pagan. Takahashi went 6 innings with 6 punch outs. Hisanori has a 2.13 ERA this season, I dont remember who Takahashi is replacing in the rotation but whoever it is, take your time coming back.
I think its safe to say that Jose Reyes might be back. Jose went 2-4 with 2 RBI and his first home run of the year. Jose was looking like a shell of his former self up until this series where he has flourished. Reyes has his speed back, his bat is waking up and he has been making great plays, like the leap to catch the line drive from Greg Dobbs that ended the game. Jose was once the most electrifying players in the National League, its looking like he is trying to regain that title.
The Mets bullpen has kept the Phillies scoreless for 6 innings
Rod Barajas has been punishing the Phillies, he went 1-3 with 3 RBI’s
Angel Pagan went 2-4 with 2 stolen bases
Luis Castillo didnt have a hit but stole two bases