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GAME 2 RECAP: Mets Beat Braves in Rain, Win 4-0

By Unknown author

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.


  • 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.