The New York Mets took both games of the short two-game series against the Washington Nationals. Mets pitchers Jon Niese and Dillon Gee both threw-up zeros, and Justin Turner provided three-fourths of the run support off two doubles, and a single. Despite being without David Wright, the Mets have still managed to easily win games. The Mets are just one game below .500 going into the Subway Series.
METS GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS (Mets Win, 3-0):
- Jon Niese pitched seven innings, giving-up just six hits, zero earned-runs, one walk, while striking-out seven batters. It was his third win in 2011, and easily his best one too.
- Jose Reyes went 3-4 with a walk, and two runs-scored.
- Justin Turner, who hit second in the order, drew a walk, smacked two doubles, and knocked-in two RBI.
- Jason Bay chipped in a RBI of his own, and also had a walk.
- Scott Hairston, despite the not-so-kind words, went 2-3 with a double (just his third extra-base hit this season).
- Nick Evans made his 2011 debut, and drew a pinch-hit walk.
- Jason Isringhausen threw another scoreless inning, lowering his seasonal ERA to 1.93.
- Similarly, Francisco Rodriguez went run-less, notching his thirteenth save, and reducing his microscopic ERA to 0.83.
METS GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS (Mets Win, 1-0):
- Dillon Gee notched his third win in 2011 behind a sterling 7.6 inning/three-hit shut-out. Gee gave-up just two hits and three walks, while striking-out three batters. The righty lowered his ERA to 3.44.
- Jason Bay’s bat came alive, smacking three hits, including his fourth double of the season.
- Justin Turner drew a walk and knocked-in the game’s only RBI with a single in the fourth inning.
- Ruben Tejada, who was just called up the other day, went 2-3. It was his ninth multi-hit game in his Major League career.
- The Mets bullpen combined for 1.3 scoreless innings, including a key out by Tim Byrdak, and Francisco Rodriguez’s fourteenth save.