The Mets ripped Milwake for 10 runs in a win Sunday Night 10-4. The win avoided a sweep by the hands of Milwake and also marked their 7th win on the road. Jose Reyes got the party started with a lead off double off Randy Wolf. Randy then walked Luis Castillo and Jason Bay to load the bases with 0 out. Fernando Tatis in for Ike Davis(another case of Jerry “rewarding” his players when the kid hit a 3 run bomb yesterday to bring the Mets closer to a comeback) struck out but David Wright salvaged the inning by hitting a sac fly that brought in Jose Reyes. Angel Pagan would fly out to center to end the threat.
The Mets surprise starter this season had his first rough start to a game, giving up a home run to Ricky Weeks to tie up the game 1-1. R.A. Dickey would retire the side to keep the game tied. In the bottom of the 2nd, Carlos Gomez singled to start off the inning. However, Carlos didnt get the memo that Henry Blanco was behind the plate and got thrown out on a steal attempt at 2nd. Jonathan Lucroy singled and Randy Wolf bunted him over to put him in scoring position. Alciedes Escobar singled to center to score Lucroy and put Milwake up 2-1. Dickey got Ricky Weeks to fly out to center to end the inning.
The Mets would load the bases yet again in the 3rd inning. Jason Bay walked after Luis Castillo grounded out. Fernando Tatis was next to draw a walk and Randy Wolf was visibly fustrated with the rookie catcher. They didnt get on the same page with the next batter however as David Wright drew a walk to load the bases with 1 out. Angel Pagan hit a liner right up the middle that found Randy Wolfs glove and he turned a double play to end the inning.
Jeff Francoeur singled to open the 4th inning and then proceeded to steal 2nd base. Jeff had a meeting with Jerry Manuel to discuss his struggles and it seems as if Jeff was just burdened by too much advice. Henry Blanco would fly out to deep center and allow Jeff Francoeur to tag up and move to third. With the infield drawn in, Dicky would go right through the middle(insert immature giggle here) to score(insert yet another immature giggle) Jeff Francoeur and tie the game 2-2. Jose Reyes would hit a similar liner that Angel Pagan hit earlier and have the same result, the ball found Randy Wolf‘s glove and he turned a double play to end the inning.
Jeff Suppan would relieve Randy Wolf in the 6th. Angel Pagan would not reach on a drag bunt attempt for the first out but Jeff Francoeur singled for his second hit of the game. Henry Blanco singled also to center to put runners on 1st and 2nd with 1 out. R.A. Dickey bunted over Jeff and Henry for the 2nd out. Suppan would intentionally walk Jose Reyes to pitch to Luis Castillo. Castillo did not appreciate that as he would single up the middle to score Francoeur and Blanco, putting the Mets up 4-2. Jason Bay would strike out to end the inning. In the 7th inning, Jeff got Ike Davis to strike out but would give up a double to David Wright. Angel Pagan hit a 2 run shot to put the Mets up 6-2 and Jeff Francoeur would hit a ground rule double. After a Henry Blanco walk and another successful sacrifice bunt by R.A. Dickey to move both guys into scoring position again, Suppan was subbed out for Marco Estrada who got Jose Reyes to strike out.
R.A. Dickey got Lucroy to fly out to center for the first out in the 7th inning. Joe Inglett would pinch hit for Marco Estrada and get a pinch hit. Dickey got Escobar to fly out for the second out. Just when Dickey looked like he would get out of the inning, Ricky Weeks would strike again, this time for a 2 run shot of his own to put Milwaukee down 2 runs. Dickey got Ryan Braun to ground out to end the inning. Trevor Hoffman came in for the Brew Crew and retired the side in the 7th. Pedro Feliciano came in and walked Prince Fielder to start the 8th inning. Jerry Manuel yanked Pedro and put in Elmer Dessens who got Casey McGehee to ground into a double play. Dessens got Cory Hart to fly out to end the threat and keep the Mets up 6-4.
Zach Braddock would relieve Trevor in the 9th, which opened the flood gates of offense. David Wright singled to start the inning, followed by an Angel Pagan double. Jeff Francoeur would double also to score David Wright and Angel Pagan. Henry Blanco did not want to be out done and also doubled to score Jeff Francoeur. Gary Matthews pinch hit for Elmer Dessens and was walked by Zach(how you walk Gmj is beyond me). It would come back to haunt him as Jose Reyes singled to score Henry Blanco and put the Mets up 10-4. Zach would eventually remember he is a Major League pitcher and retire the next three Mets to end the game. Francisco Rodriguez would have a 1-2-3 inning to finish the game off and avoid the sweep.