Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Izzy Records 300th Save as Mets Win in 10

The New York Mets(59-62) defeated the San Diego Padres(54-69) 5-4 to snap their 5 game losing streak as Jason Isringhausen recorded his 300th career save.

It didn't come easy for Isringhausen, who was drafted in the 44th round of the 1991 draft by the New York Mets, to record his 300th save. Izzy allowed a walk to Orlando Hudson before Nick Hundley, who represented the winning run, lined a single. After Alberto Gonzalez advanced the runners to 2nd and 3rd on a ground out, Izzy was able to put away Logan Forsythe on a ground ball that Ruben Tejada almost misplayed to end the game.

The Mets played a hard game, playing solid offense and defense to escape their drought.

Boiling Points:
  • R.A Dickey was unable to secure a victory despite being handed a 4-1 lead. Dickey pitched 6 1/3 effective innings, allowing 3 runs and 7 hits while striking out 4 and only walking 1.
  • Bobby Parnell continues to be shaky, allowing a run in 1 2/3 innings to raise his ERA to 4.31. Manny Acosta pitched a scoreless 9th before Jason Isringhausen recorded his 300th career save in the 10th inning.
  • Lucas Duda hit his 2nd home run in as many nights, crushing one about 20 rows deep into right field. Duda contributed 3 hits and was intentionally walked. Duda is now hitting .287 on the year and has driven in 8 runs in his last 10 games. Duda has been doing it all, including on defense, where he channeled his inner Ike Davis by making a spectacular play by reaching over the dugout.
  • Josh Thole hit his 3rd home run of the year, a 2-run blast to the short porch in right field to extend the Mets lead early on. David Wright was seen jumping up and down in the dugout.
  • Jason Pridie made a nice diving effort to prevent a base hit early in the game, walked 3 times and scored 3 runs. Pridie's speed and ability to get on base were big factors in the Mets pulling out the victory.
  • Scott Hairston hit the go-ahead ground out RBI to bring the Mets up 5-4 in the 10th inning.
  • Jason Bay has gone cold again, going 0-4 on the night.
The New York Mets will look to win their second in a row and take the series from the San Diego Padres tomorrow night at Petco Park at 10:10 PM ET.