Mets Dillion Gee and Braves Jair Jurrjens locked horns in queens and had a night to remember for pitching enthusiasts. Gee and Jair matched zeros until the bottom of the 7th when Alex Gonzalez booted a routine grounder with 1 away to Jason Bay. Josh Thole would hit a double and Bay would go 1st to 3rd. Ruben would get hit by a pitch to load the bases and Jason Pridie’s bat would die a hero as it gave way to a bloop single to put the Mets up 1-0. Reyes would again make Sandy’s job a hellova lot harder, hitting a bases clearing triple to put the up Mets 4-0. Turner would execute textbook fundies to drive in Reyes with a sac fly to center and tick the Mets lead up to 5-0.
Just to add a comment in here…I dont know if this is Reyes playing for a contract or Reyes finally healthy but holy crap…the guy is making an early case for MVP this season. Im starting to turn the page as being pro-trade Reyes to help the team overall with a good harvest of prospect to keeping him for the foreseeable future. Anyway…back to the post game.
A night after the Mets pen collapsed, they bounced back quite nicely. Pedro Beato came in to relieve Gee, and had himself 1.1 innings of scoreless relief, followed by Byrdak closing out the game by getting Mccann and Freeman out. Mets split the series so far with the Braves.