David Wright drove in 3 runs, Chris Capuano pitched 7 innings of 1-run ball, and the Mets finally got another tally in the win column on perhaps their strongest effort of the year.  They improved to 6-13 on the young season.

Maybe the Mets caught wind of Kenny’s rant, as they scored early and often to finally reward their home fans with a win.  This game marked Jason Bay’s first time in the lineup since last season, and he contributed a bloop double in a 3-run 4th inning.  That same inning saw Wright break out of an 0-20 slump with a solo shot into the left-center field seats.  Capuano was the other star of the game, pitching his best game of the season thus far, and even hitting a double to start a 2-run rally in the 5th.

Maybe when we win some more games, we can get our victory handshakes down

In the 8th inning with the score at 6-1, Hunter Pence treated the home fans to a Metsian-type gaffe, dropping Bay’s fly ball and letting it roll behind him to allow both Wright (who walked) and Bay to score for an unlikely 4-base error.  Ike Davis then homered to drive the score up to 9-1.

3 Up:
-Milestones: This game marked Wright and Jose Reyes’ 800th game started together.  It also saw Mike Nickeas put the Mets on the board, 1-0, on his first major league home run.
-Early fire: Manager Terry Collins got himself ejected in the 1st inning for the first time all season.  Whether or not it helped the Mets is unclear, but the team desperately needed some kind of spark, and maybe it contributed in a small way.
-The middle of the lineup: Wright, Beltran, Bay, and Davis combined to scored 6 runs and drive in 5.  As Keith Hernandez pointed out, Bay’s presence in the lineup lengthens it and takes pressure off the other run-producers.

3 Down:
-Fundamental Ball: Angel Pagan had to leave the game with an injury sustained on a collision on a 4th inning pop-up with second-baseman Evan Turner.  Turner caught the ball, but if Pagan is calling for it, Turner must let him get to it.
-Umpiring: The call that got Terry Collins thrown out was a foul tip that should have been ruled a strikeout.  However, the next pitch from Capuano resulted in a strikeout anyway.  It was that kind of game.
-The possibility that we won’t see a game like this again: It was basically a perfect game played by the Mets.  Maybe we should savor it, because there’s no telling if we’ll get another one like this in a while.

On Deck: The Mets look to build on their 1-game winning streak and welcome the Arizona Diamondbacks to Citi Field for a 3-game weekend set.  Tomorrow’s game starts at 7:10 PM.

ARZ Joe Saunders (0-2, 6.32 ERA) vs. NYM Mike Pelfrey (0-2, 9.72 ERA)