Series Recap: Mets Bring-Out the Little Broom Against Nationals

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The New York Mets took both games of the short two-game series against the Washington Nationals. Mets pitchers Jon Niese and Dillon Gee both threw-up zeros, and Justin Turner provided three-fourths of the run support off two doubles, and a single. Despite being without David Wright, the Mets have still managed to easily win games. The Mets are just one game below .500 going into the Subway Series.

METS GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS (Mets Win, 3-0):

  • Jon Niese pitched seven innings, giving-up just six hits, zero earned-runs, one walk, while striking-out seven batters. It was his third win in 2011, and easily his best one too.
  • Jose Reyes went 3-4 with a walk, and two runs-scored.
  • Justin Turner, who hit second in the order, drew a walk, smacked two doubles, and knocked-in two RBI.
  • Jason Bay chipped in a RBI of his own, and also had a walk.
  • Scott Hairston, despite the not-so-kind words, went 2-3 with a double (just his third extra-base hit this season).
  • Nick Evans made his 2011 debut, and drew a pinch-hit walk.
  • Jason Isringhausen threw another scoreless inning, lowering his seasonal ERA to 1.93.
  • Similarly, Francisco Rodriguez went run-less, notching his thirteenth save, and reducing his microscopic ERA to 0.83.

METS GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS (Mets Win, 1-0):

  • Dillon Gee notched his third win in 2011 behind a sterling 7.6 inning/three-hit shut-out. Gee gave-up just two hits and three walks, while striking-out three batters. The righty lowered his ERA to 3.44.
  • Jason Bay’s bat came alive, smacking three hits, including his fourth double of the season.
  • Justin Turner drew a walk and knocked-in the game’s only RBI with a single in the fourth inning.
  • Ruben Tejada, who was just called up the other day, went 2-3. It was his ninth multi-hit game in his Major League career.
  • The Mets bullpen combined for 1.3 scoreless innings, including a key out by Tim Byrdak, and Francisco Rodriguez’s fourteenth save.
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