Chris Capuano made his return to Milwaukee and leaves with his fourth win of the season. The former 18 game winner pitched effectively, and got just enough from offensive side to get a victory. Even without Santana, Wright, and Davis, the Mets are inching back towards .500.

 Carlos Beltran #15 Of The New York Mets Congratulates

 

What Happened:

Capuano pitched at Miller Park for the first time since last year. He looked like the vintage Capuano that Mets’ management was hoping to see when they took a flyer on him in the spring. Cap pitched an effective six innings, scattering six hits and two walks while striking out five. The only run he allowed was a solo home run by Prince Fielder, his 16th of the year. Beato, Isringhausen, and K-Rod combined to pitch three perfect innings, with Rodriguez striking out two of the three batters he faced while picking up his 17th save of the season.

Offensively, Jose Reyes continues to pace the team. The Mets had only five hits as a team, but he had two of them, including the go ahead, two-run triple in the top of the 7th. It was Reyes’ league leading 11th triple of the season. His average is up to .339.

Ruben Tejada also added two hits, as he continues to show improvement at the plate from last year. He’s batting .317 in limited appearances so far.

The Mets have been playing better of late as they climb closer to .500. The return of Ike Davis and Jason Bay giving some type of production is imperative to the Mets getting over .500 and making any sort of run. David Wright is too inconsistent to expect anything from him. If he comes back and plays well though, along with Davis and Bay, the Mets lineup should be solid. Let’s see if they can have a successful road trip before saying to much, however.

 

Tomorrow’s Starters:

NYM Mike Pelfrey 3-4 5.56 ERA vs. MIL Randy Wolf 4-4 3.69 ERA