GAME 3 RECAP: Mets Down Rangers, 8-5


After losing his first game in 2011 last week, Dillon Gee didn’t want any part of loss number two. Gee pitched six solid innings, giving-up eight hits, three earned-runs, two walks, while striking-out one batter. The Mets offense was the true standout, however. Jose Reyes led the charge with four hits, including his God-like fourteenth triple. Ronny Paulino and Dan Murphy also chipped-in doubles, and multi-hit games. Francisco Rodriguez got stung for two runs in the ninth, but luckily the Mets offense provided enough padding to get through it. The Mets are now back at .500 (39-39).

METS GAME HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Dillon Gee improved to 8-1 behind a stellar six inning, eight hits, three earned-run, two walks, and one strikeout performance. He didn’t quite have his “stuff,” but the young pitcher was still able to maintain enough command to overcome his issues.
  • Pedro Beato, Tim Byrdak, and Jason Isringhausen combined for two scoreless innings, but Francisco Rodriguez broke the bullpen’s scoreless streak by surrendering two earned-runs. K-Rod now has twenty-nine finished games.
  • Jose Reyes had a tremendous night for the Mets. The shortstop went 4-5 with his fourteenth triple, and twenty-eighth stolen base. He also had a RBI and three runs.
  • Carlos Beltran, who started at DH, went 1-4 with a walk, and two RBI.
  • Ronny Paulino went 2-4 with a double and two runs-scored.
  • Dan Murphy went 3-4 with a double, RBI, two runs-scored, but was also caught-stealing.

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