Tonight, the New York Mets beat the New York Yankees 5-3. Jason Bay led the Mets with four hits, as the Mets were able to tie the Subway Series at one apiece. Big Pelf went six strong innings as he picked up his 6th win of the season. To see the recap from a Yankee point of view, check out Adam’s article here.

  Francisco Rodriguez #75 Of The New York Mets Celebrates

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Initial Reaction:

Big Pelf took the ball today, as he was able to limit the Yankees to one run in six innings. The offense finally looked like it was drawn up in the offseason to look like and the Mets won tonight, 5-3. Pagan, Bay, and Wright were the catalysts for the offense, as they racked up 12 hits.

The Positives:

Two-out hitting: All 5 of the Mets runs tonight came with two outs. This is the timely hitting the Mets have been looking for in the prior 43 games.

Jason Bay: 4-4 on the night, and raised his average from .28o all the way to .298. He had a double, three singles, a stolen base, and three runs scored. Great night for Jason Bay.

Angel Pagan: Pagan had three hits on the night, two of which were doubles to left field. He had a run scored and raised his average to .285.

Big Pelf: Pelfrey took the ball today and threw six outstanding innings. He scattered six hits and two walks.

Francisco Rodriguez: A 5 out save tonight for K-Rod in the biggest win of the season. He entered the game with one out in the 8th and the bases loaded and got out of it surrendering only one run, a fielder’s choice by Derek Jeter.

The Negatives:

Pedro Feliciano: Perpetual Pedro was unable to record an out in the 8th, giving up two hits and two earned runs.

Interesting Facts:

-The on-base percentage of the Mets’ 3-6 hitters? .688 (11/16)

-Jason Bay’s four hits tied a career high.

-Carlos Beltran is now both taking swings and running, but has yet to begin “full out” baseball activities, according to Jerry Manuel.

-Jason Bay leads the team with a .298 batting average.

What’s Next?
The battle of The Empire State Building illumination will be up for grabs. The winner of the series will have their team colors on display Monday night.

First Pitch- 8:05PM ESPN

NYM Johan Santana (3-2) 3.72 ERA vs. NYY C.C. Sabathia (4-2) 3.43 ERA