It’s truly incredible how the Mets can be swept by the Nationals, only to take two out of three from the playoff-bound Braves. I digress.
Mets starter Dillon Gee looked pretty solid through the first three innings (zero runs), but the wheels came off in the fourth. In total, Gee posted 4.3 innings, surrendering eight hits, four earned-runs, five walks, and four strikeouts. After Gee exited, the bullpen was pretty solid. Aside from a Miguel Batista earned-run, the bullpen collectively tossed 4.6 innings of one-run ball.
Tim Byrdak pitched a scoreless 2/3 of an inning, and earned the win. Bobby Parnell was brought-in for the eighth inning, but walked two batters. Manny Acosta relieved Parnell, and went-on to record the save–his second of the season.
Ruben Tejada and Lucas Duda provided the thunder for the Mets. Tejada, who played shortstop and batted leadoff, went 2-4 with a walk, double, stolen bases, and four RBI. Duda went 2-4 with his tenth homerun of the season.
The win lifts the Mets to 73-80. In order for the Mets to return to .500, they will have to win-out their remaining games.
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