Friday, May 13, 2011

Game Recap: New York Mets defeat Houston Astros 6-4

The New York Mets defeated the Houston Astros tonight 6-4.

There's a little magic in the air. Do you believe in comebacks? The Mets managed to pull of their third consecutive victory and second in a row without Ike Davis.

As Dillon Gee was pulled after 5 innings with the Mets already staring at a 2-0 deficit, it appeared to be one of those nights. You know the type of night--a blow out that most David Wright haters would call any offense "stat padding" because he's not clutch. There could be no such complaints tonight.

Trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the 7th with two outs, Jason Bay hit his second home run of the year to put the Mets on the board. The mammoth shot was reminiscent of the Jason Bay the Mets thought they had signed prior to the 2010 season- a pulled shot to left field that was a no doubter. A nice moment, it would lead to much bigger things.

The 8th inning proved to be the difference maker as Fernando Martinez hit his second major league home run, a two run shot that brought the Mets within one run. After Jose Reyes reached base with a walk and Josh Thole flied out to center, David Wright hit the go-ahead home run to put the Mets ahead 5-4. Wright last homered on April 24th against Arizona. Wright finished the night 1-3 with a BB, raising his average to .236.

The Mets were able to add an insurance run in the bottom of the 8th thanks to an RBI double off the bat of Jason Pridie. Francisco Rodriguez struck out in only his second major league at bat.

Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 11th straight save and lowered his ERA to 0.96. Rodriguez pitched 1 1/3 innings in the Mets third consecutive win.

Game notes:
- Justin Turner collected two hits and scored twice, raising his average to an even .300 on the year.
-Pat Misch pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings to earn his first win of the season. Misch was spotless.