The Mets took the series with a win in the rubber game tonight behind a huge game by Jon Niese. He was throwing no-hits through three innings and went 7.2 innings allowing only the one run. He ended up allowing only 3 hits and had 8 strikeouts. The curve ball was working again. He really has a great feel for that pitch right now. K-Rod came in to get the four out save and wrapped up the game allowing only 1 hit.
Jason Bay was benched tonight and the lineup had much better continuity without him. He’s an automatic out right now and a major rally killer. So it was good to see him get some time off. The only thing keeping him on this roster right now is his big contract.
The Mets offense had an all-around solid performance. They had 11 hits and 3 walks in the game but they did have 11 strikeouts. Surprisingly, Jose Reyes was 0 for 5. It seems like a long time since he’s had a 0-for.
The Mets head to Pittsburgh for a four game series starting tomorrow.