The New York Mets swept the Arizona Diamondbacks with an 8-4 win on Sunday afternoon. The Mets bats powered their way through the game and they got a decent performance out of their starter. The victory brings their winning streak to four games and their record now stands at 9-13 for the season.
Jonathon Niese took the mound against Armando Galarraga in the final game of the series. Niese had a solid outing, as he retired the first seven batters to face him. After being handed a 6-0 lead in the 3rd inning, he had a lot of buffer room on the mound. He pitched well today, staying away from “the big inning” that usually comes to bite him in the *beep*. He allowed a run to cross in the 4th, 6th, and 7th innings. He still hasn’t had the dominant performance that we’ve seen from him in the past, but I do believe he is getting close.
The Mets completely terrorized Armando Galarraga, scoring six runs (five via long ball) and drawing four walks. I think Galarraga just wasn’t good, period. David Wright put the Mets up 2-0 with a two-run shot in the 1st inning to give them an early lead. The Mets tacked on another four runs in the 3rd inning, as Jason Pridie topped it off with a three-run home run. Then, Wright hit a solo homer in the 4th inning and Ike Davis drove in Carlos Beltran on a single. That was all the team needed in terms of offense. They went on to win 8-4 with good vibrations.
The Wright Track: David Wright pulled two home runs and drove in three rbis in the game. He seems to have gotten over the big bad wolf that is CitiField. I’m expecting a 30 HR season out of him.
Gettin’ Pridie With It: After getting his first major league hit yesterday, Jason Pridie crushed a three-run home run to right field today. At the time, it put the Mets up 6-0, basically putting the game in the bag early. Geez, it looks like Alderson is pushing all the right buttons to get this Mets team on track.
Niese: After a few rocky starts, Jonathon Niese bounced back today against the DBacks. I think the 6-0 lead heading into the 4th inning helped him out. Niese went seven innings allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out three. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a string of good starts from him.
Thole Trouble: Josh Thole was 0 for 3 in today’s game and he has only 3 hits in his last 22 at-bats. His average currently sits at .226. Where’d the contact go, Josh?
- Jonathon Niese earned his first victory since September 5th, 2010
- David Wright had his 16th multi-HR game
- Jason Pridie hit his first career major league home run
What’s Next?: The New York Mets head to the nation’s capital on Tuesday night to face the Washington Nationals for a three-game set. Game Time 7:05 PM on SNY.
NYM Chris Young (1-0) 1.46 ERA vs. WAS Jordan Zimmermann (1-3) 3.70 ERA