For a moment there, it seemed like the Mets blew yet another win. But then, somehow, they managed to power-through bad pitching and poor defense (three errors) to take the “W.”
In his second outing for the Mets, starter Miguel Batista fared well again. Batista hurled six innings, giving-up five hits, one earned-run, and four walks. However, the Mets bullpen almost blew the game. Manny Acosta gave up a run in the seventh, and then Bobby Parnell rightfully earned his fourth blown-save by surrendering two hits, two walks, and two earned-runs in just one inning of work. Luckily for the Mets, the rest of the Mets relievers didn’t take a page out of Parnell’s book. Pedro Beato, Tim Byrdak, Ryota Igarashi, and Josh Stinson combined for three scoreless innings. Stinson, who just joined the team, earned his first career save in the twelfth inning.
The Mets offense are really the folks to applaud for the win. Jose Reyes, Justin Turner, Angel Pagan, and Nick Evans all enjoyed three-hit nights. Evans was responsible for three of the seven Mets RBI. In total, Mets hitters collected a whopping sixteen hits.
The Mets improved their record to 69-71 with the win.
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