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GAME 1 RECAP: Mets Pull Past Dodgers, 5-2

After a demoralizing almost sweep by the Yankees last series, the Mets needed to get off on the right foot against the Dodgers. And they did–even without Jose Reyes. Chris Capuano pitched a great game, hurling six innings, giving-up six hits, two earned-runs, two walks, while striking-out five batters. Angel Pagan picked up the leadoff slack, going 2-5 with two doubles, a RBI, and two runs-scored. Carlos Beltran, Dan Murphy, Jason Bay, and Lucas Duda all provided RBI as well. Francisco Rodriguez closed things out for his twenty-first save. The win kept the Mets above .500 (43-42).

METS GAME HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Chris Capuano pitched six innings, giving-up six hits, two earned-runs, two walks, while striking-out five batters. It was his eighth win in 2011.
  • Bobby Parnell lowered his ERA to 2.78 with two scoreless innings, including two strikeouts.
  • Francisco Rodriguez allowed a hit, but settled down to notch his twenty-first save.
  • Angel Pagan, Carlos Beltran, and Dan Murphy all collected doubles–Pagan smacking two.
  • Ruben Tejada, who started at shortstop in place of Jose Reyes, went 2-4 with a run-scored.

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