So, this is what .500 feels like. Despite the rain, the Mets were still able to down their division rivals. Dillon Gee pitched four shutout innings before the rain set-in, but the bullpen picked up the slack. D.J. Carrasco, Bobby Parnell, and Francisco Rodriguez combined for five dominant innings. Angel Pagan led the offensive charge with a two-run homerun. Even Jason Bay chipped-in two singles and a stolen base. The Mets are now one game away from sweeping the Atlanta Braves.
METS GAME HIGHLIGHTS:
- Dillon Gee couldn’t get his eighth win–due to the rain–but he did add four scoreless innings to his stats. Gee only surrendered one hit, two walks, while striking-out five batters. The righty now has a 2.86 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 2.23 K/BB in 66 innings. But if you want to get super accurate, Gee owns a 2.48 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 2.37 K/BB as starting pitcher in 2011.
- Jose Reyes went 1-4 with a run-scored, and his 28th RBI.
- Angel Pagan was the offensive star of the game. Pagan went 2-4 with a run-scored, and a two-run homerun. He was also caught stealing.
- Jason Bay surprised fans with two–yes TWO–hits. He also swiped his fifth stolen bases of 2011.
- Josh Thole didn’t record a hit, but he did draw two walks.
- D.J. Carrasco relieved Gee for two scoreless innings. Carrasco now has 2.3 scoreless innings since being called-up, and has not surrendered a hit, earned-run, or walk in the process.
- Bobby Parnell looked like his 2010-self, pitching two scoreless innings without walking a single batter, and striking-out an astounding five batters.
- Francisco Rodriguez did not come into a save situation, but he did finish his 27th game.