The Mets won by a score of 6-5 tonight over the Braves.Jon Niese pitched excellently in this one, going 8 innings, allowing 1 run and posting a K/BB of 6/2. He showed some late-season durability that has been rare to this point in his career, and hopefully this is a sign of better conditioning as he gets older. For what it is worth he has pitched 6 innings in his last 13 starts. Real useful.The offense gave him more than enough support in this one, and it came from all different parts of the line-up. Everyone in the line-up reached base tonight with the exception of Daniel Murphy. Jordany Valdespin hit a HR to right field tonight (his 8th), and that was coupled with RBIs from Tejada, Wright, Torres, and Davis.The first 8 innings made it seems like one of those easy to watch games, as the Mets seemed to be in control the entire time. The only stressful moment was a HR by Freddie Freeman, which was a reminder that Niese's biggest weakness is the long ball. I also believe that we can safely induct him into the Mets troll Hall-of-Fame, congrats!Bad bullpen was bad though, as they would allow 4 runs in the 9th, and the tying run to third and the go-ahead run to second with two outs. The culprits were Josh Edgin and Frank Francisco. Jon Rauch would come in andHere are some of my assorted notes from the game.
- Is it just me, or does Terry run every time he has a runner that can? Teams way as well sit there and throw over until they have no lead, because Torres and Valdespin are going when on first.
- I would have liked to see Niese finish this one, but I also like to complain. Take this as you will...
- That ump would not call a strike in the 9th, what was his problem?