The New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 6-3 victory Friday night. The win puts them at a record of 14-18 on the season. The Mets look to make it a winning streak tomorrow night against LA.

 

Reyes thinking “Gotta Get My Engine Going”

Associated Press

The Scoop:

Jonathon Niese took the mound against Hiroki Kuroda in the middle game of the series. Niese started the game on the rough side, allowing two runs in the first two innings, but settled down to yield only one more run over the next four. He pitched 5 2/3 innings allowing three runs on seven hits and three walks, while whiffing five batters. He gave up a solo homer to ex-Met Rod Barajas in the top of the second. Niese earned a no-decision, leaving the game with the Mets down a run in the 6th. The bullpen picked him up though as Igarashi struck out the rookie slugger Jerry Sands to get out of a runners on 1st and 2nd jam.

The Mets offense had a huge impact on the result of the game. They first got on the board in the 1st inning when Carlos Beltran hit a sacrifice fly that plated Jose Reyes to tie the game at 1 apiece. Then, Ike Davis responded to Rod Barajas’ shot with a solo homer of his own to put the game at 2-2. In the bottom of the 6th, Jason Pridie pulled a three-run home run into the stands to give the Mets a 5-3 lead. Jason Bay singled in an insurance run in the bottom of the 7th. The bullpen got the job done again as the Mets went on to win their second straight game.

The Positives:

Mighty Pridie: Down 3-2 in the bottom of the 6th inning, Jason Pridie crushed a three-run home run to right field to put the Mets up 5-3. Pridie has three homers in only 37 at-bats this season.

Reyes Of Light: Jose Reyes is having a career year so far. He continued his success tonight by going 3 for 4 with two triples and a double, while scoring twice. He also stole his 12th base of the season.

Bullpen: The Mets relievers have been awesome. Tonight, they combined for 3 1/3 innings pitched, allowing no runs on three hits and one walk, while striking out three. Igarashi earned his second win of the season and Frankie Rodriguez closed out the game for his 8th save.

The Negatives:

The 2-3 hitters: Daniel Murphy and David Wright combined to go 0 for 7 tonight. They are both hitting .244 on the season. Wright has 2 hits in his last 13 at-bats, while Murphy has only 3 hits in his last 28 at-bats. Hopefully, they can find their stroke for the rest of the Dodger series.

Interesting Facts:

  • Jose Reyes has three triples in his last two games.
  • Ike Davis leads the team with a .310 batting average, 7 home runs, and 23 rbis.
  • Andre Ethier has his hit streak up to 30.

What’s Next?: The New York Mets continue their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. Game Time 7:10 PM on WPIX.

NYM Chris Young (1-0) 1.88 ERA vs. LAD Jon Garland (1-2) 3.81 ERA