It appears that not only is Terry Collins not Jerry Manuel, he’s also psychotic psychic. According to Collins after last nights game Beltran was going to break out soon. Tonight consider Carlos Beltran having broken out after hitting a two run homerun in the 1st and a solo shot in the 4th. He was also involved in a strange play in the 6th inning where he hit a rope to LF where Jerry Hairston JR basically missed the ball. I am not sure he even got a glove on it. It was ruled an error which set up 2 men on for Ike Davis. Davis calmly came up and blasted his second career triple in the RF gap scoring 2 runs. That same inning Murphy lined a single allowing another run to score.
Jose Reyes had 2 first for 2011 today. He took his first walk of the year in the first inning and got his first RBIs of the year in the 8th inning lining a 2 out 2 run double to LF. This was after Krod has struck-out for the 2nd out…. yeah you read that right. Krod got a chance to bat with the bases loaded. Honestly I was not sure if I liked the fact that he was given the opportunity to bat with the bases loaded in a 2 run game. However, the Mets had exhausted a lot of PH options and any likely closing options as well. Krod had came in to close out the 8th inning for Bobby Parnell who had gotten into a little trouble but had retired 2 batters in a row before Matt Stairs came in to PH. Krod retired Stairs on 2 pitches leaving him fresh for the 9th. He did make it a little interesting in the 9th with back to back walks with a 4 run lead before getting Jayson Werth to ground into a double play and striking out Ryan Zimmerman.
Final Score Mets 8 Nats 4.
Tomorrow’s game 1:10