Hisanori Takahashi bounced back big time on the road where last time he got lit up for 6 runs in 4 innings. This time around, Taka went 7 innings of 1 run ball. Taka said through the interpreter last night that he just tried to keep the batters off balance. In a fastball count, he would throw a slider or in a breaking ball count, he would throw a fast ball. This is a tried and true strategy in baseball and it works incredibly well when executed properly, something that Taka found out last night.
Jose had a very good offensive night. He went 2-3 with a home run and an RBI. Its very cool to see almost on a game to game basis the return of the old Jose. Reyes’ average is creaping back to respectability at .262. Not only that, seems like he is getting back the muscle as he hit his 3rd homerun of the season. There once used to be a saying that the Mets go where Jose goes, it seems like that saying is getting closer and closer to becoming relevant again. Go Jose Go…
Jeff Francoeur for his insurance home run
Ruben Tejada for a highlight reel play in the field
Pedro Feliciano and Francisco Rodriguez for teaming up again for scoreless relief