Jason Bay drove in the first 3 Mets runs, Daniel Murphy knocked in the final 2, and the Mets beat the Diamondbacks for the second time in a row.  It is their 3rd in a row overall, and they improve their record to 8-13 on the year.

Faced with an early 1-0 deficit, the Mets got on the board quickly on the strength of Jason Bay’s 2-out, 2-run single to put them ahead, 2-1 in the first inning.  2 innings later, Bay hit a solo shot into the D-backs’ bullpen and then Ike Davis followed up with a monster solo shot of his own into the Pepsi Porch’s upper deck.  This was the first time the Mets have hit back-to-back home runs all year, and they extended their lead to 4-1.

Mets starter Dillon Gee appeared to be cruising until the 4th inning.  Here he ran into some trouble, allowing RBI singles to Ryan Roberts and Gerardo Parra, before getting opposing pitcher Barry Enright to fly out to center field.  Miguel Montero tied the game in the 6th by launching a solo home run onto the Shea Bridge in right center, but Daniel Murphy would collect RBI singles in the 6th and 8th innings to propel the Mets to victory.

3 Up:
-Offense with Bay: The Mets have won 3 straight since Bay came back and collected 15 hits on the day.  Each starting player had a hit, including Gee.
-2-out Hitting: Every Mets run was scored with 2 outs in the inning.  Scoring in these situations often breaks the other team’s back, and it’s good to see them finally start to hit in the clutch.
-The Bullpen: Pedro Beato, Jason Isringhausen (who’s throwing a nasty curveball these days), and Francisco Rodriguez combined for 3 scoreless innings.  K-Rod made it interesting, as always, but was able to slam the door when needed by striking out the final 2 batters with 2 on to end the game.

3 Down:
-Shutdown Innings: The Mets allowed 2 runs to score directly after taking a 4-1 lead.  Getting the offense back out there quickly will allow it to keep its momentum — walking the leadoff batter and then surrendering 2 runs in the 4th undermined the home runs hit by Bay and Davis the previous inning.  However, it wasn’t all Gee’s fault, as Murphy committed an error on a ground ball that contributed to those 2 runs scoring.
-Rain: The start of the game was delayed for almost an hour and a half by rain.  Combining this with the previous double-headers the Mets have had to play because of rain, I think we’d all prefer some actual baseball weather soon.
-A Break: No other real downers from this game.  The Mets continue to play inspired ball since apparently hitting rock bottom last week.

On Deck: The Mets look to sweep the D-backs tomorrow.  Game starts at 1:10 PM.

ARZ Armando Galarraga (3-0, 6.00 ERA) vs. NYM Jon Niese (0-3, 5.87 ERA)