Rod Barajas walk off home run powered the Mets to a 6-4 win. Ike Davis and Barajas both hit two home runs tonight, the first multi-home run game of Ike Davis’ career and the 3rd of this season for Barajas. It’s the first walk off win for the Mets this season.

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

Initial Reaction:

Mike Pelfrey faced off against Jonathan Sanchez, a battle of two pitchers who are pitching very well so far in this young season. Neither was great, but both pitched well enough for their respective team to win. K-Rod’s blown save in the 9th inning deprived Pelfrey from picking up his 5th win of the season. Ron Darling said it best, “There’s a lot of fight in these Mets, I’ll tell ya”. The Mets don’t quit, and with that attitude, they’ll be in almost every game with a chance to win the ballgame.

The Positives:

Rod Barajas: Had his 3rd multi-home run game of the season and it’s only May 7th. He now has nine home runs on the season. He was 2-4 on the night with three RBIs (15 for the season) to go along with the two homers.

Mike Pelfrey: Big Pelf went 7 1/3, giving up three runs and scattering eight hits. More importantly he had no walks. Pelfrey threw only 86 pitches, as he was pounding the zone all night. Another good outing for the Mets most consistent pitcher thus far in 2010.

Ike Davis: Ike hit two mammoth home runs in his first two at-bats today. He was 2 for 3 tonight, raising his batting average to .314. Also, for the 2nd time this season, Ike made a catch as he flipped over the railing of the dugout. Tonight however, the unbelievable catch came in the 9th inning, and ended Pablo Sandoval’s at bat with runners on the corners.

Jose Reyes: Jose was 2-4 tonight with a stolen base and run scored. While he’s still hitting only .236, it was encouraging to see him create chaos on the base paths again.

The Negatives:

Jeff Francoeur: Francoeur began the season on a tear, but has started to struggle. He was 0-4 tonight with two strikeouts. His average is down to .253. The energy he brings to the team, along with his great arm in right field allows him to get away with his current struggles at the plate.

Angel Pagan: An 0-4 night is never good for anyone, especially your lead-off hitter. His average is down to .253, but with the Mets having success with Reyes batting 3rd, expect to continue to see Pagan leading off. Castillo is another option, but he fits well in the two-hole.

Interesting Facts:

-Ike Davis is now 7-10 against left-handed pitching this season.

-Barajas’ 9th home run of the season gives him the team lead, and ties him for 3rd in the National League.

-The Mets have won eight straight at Citi Field.

What’s Next?

The Mets and Giants meet tomorrow afternoon as the Mets try to win this weekend series..

First Pitch: 1:10PM PIX

Tomorrow’s Probables:

NYM Johan Santana (3-2) 4.50 ERA vs. SF Todd Wellemeyer (1-3) 5.55 ERA