8/19 Game Recap: Mets Top Twins 6-1

Today at Target Field, the Mets made a brief trip to play the Twins in a makeup a game that had been snowed out in April.

Jul 27, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee (35) throws during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

On the strength of timely hitting and a stellar performance from starting pitcher Dillon Gee, the Mets beat Minnesota 6-1 to finish 5-6 on their 11 game road trip..

The Mets plated single runs in the first and second inning, on RBI singles from Andrew Brown and Eric Young, Jr. respectively to take a 2-0 lead.

New York doubled their advantage in the fourth, when Omar Quintanilla and Daniel Murphy both delivered ground ball singles.  In the seventh, Wilmer Flores got in on the action, stroking a two out single to right field to drive in Marlon Byrd and extend the Mets’ lead to 5-0.

The Twins got an unearned run in the seventh to draw within 5-1, but nothing more.

In the top of the ninth, Marlon Byrd blasted a solo homer (his 20th of the season) to make it 6-1 Mets and close out the scoring.

Highlights:

  • Dillon Gee got the start for the Mets and was brilliant over his 7.2 innings of work.  He allowed 1 unearned run on 6 hits, walked 1 and struck out 9. Gee lowered his season ERA to 3.60.
  • Andrew Brown got the start at DH and went 2 for 4 with a walk.
  • Juan Lagares delivered 2 hits, and was a one man highlight reel in center field.
  • Travis d’Arnaud went 0 for 3 with a walk and 2 strikeouts.  He’s still in search of his first Major League hit.
  • Marlon Byrd hit his 20th homer of the season in the 9th.

Next Up:

The Mets return home tomorrow night to host the Braves in the first game of a nine game homestand.

Topics: Game Recap, New York Mets

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