Game 151 Recap: Mets Trounce Braves, 12-2
After getting swept by the Nationals, the Mets needed a win. Last night, a win they got. Behind a stellar outing by Chris Capuano, the Mets were able to outscore the Braves 12-2.
Capuano hurled five innings, giving-up six hits, two earned-runs, two walks, and six strikeouts. It was his eleventh win of the season. The bullpen (Miguel Batista, Tim Byrdak, Josh Stinson, and Ryota Igarashi) also combined for four scoreless innings.
As well as Mets pitching was, it was really Mets hitting that captured the spotlight. With the exception of Capuano, all Mets hitters recorded at least one hit–with Jose Reyes, David Wright, Lucas Duda, Nick Evans, and Josh Thole enjoying multi-hit outings. Wright was the true star, smacking two homeruns, and collecting five RBI in the process. Duda and Evans notched a double each, and Thole and Tejada knocked-in three RBI and two RBI, respectively.
Jose Reyes also stole his thirty-sixth stole base of the season.
The win bumps the Mets up to 72-79.