After being embarrassed in their last three games, both on the field, and in The New Yorker, the Mets got back to winning Wednesday night, moving to 23-25 on the season. Despite giving up four runs in the 1st inning, Dillon Gee moved to 4-0 on the year. The game was called in the 7th, following a 41 minute rain delay.

New York Mets starter Dillon Gee, left, listens to catcher Josh Thole during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Chicago.

AP Photo

 

What Went Down:

New York started off strong, plating a run in the first inning by way of a Daniel Murphy RBI single, scoring Carlos Beltran. Chicago would plate four runs in the bottom of the 1st, but the Mets didn’t give up, scoring five runs of their own in the top of the 2nd. It would be all the scoring they would need.

Casey Coleman was pulled by the Cubs after allowing the tying runs to score. Justin Berg came on in relief for Coleman and threw only 12 pitches, threw 12 balls, walked three batters, allowing three runs to score. That would be enough for these Metropolitans in the rain shortened game.

Gee was credited with a complete game win, pitching all six innings, allowing four runs while striking out four and walking only two.

The Good:

-New York got back into the win column, following an extended stay in the loss column as well as the tabloid column.

-The Mets followed up a big inning by their opponent, and responded with a bigger inning, taking the lead and earning the victory.

-Everybody Hits! Every position player recorded at least one hit, despite playing only into the 7th inning.

 

Next up:

An afternoon matinee to finish the series in Chicago.

NYM R.A. Dickey 2-5 vs. CHI Carlos Zambrano 4-2