The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves in a 6-0 victory Friday night. The Mets offense compiled fourteen hits, while Chris Capuano pitched a complete game two-hitter. They are now 62-68 on the season and look to turn their success into a winning streak on Monday.

Capuano pumps his fist after the best start of his career.

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My Reaction: 

The Mets offense made like a hurricane tonight knocking hit after hit against the Atlanta Braves pitching. Angel Pagan, Ruben Tejada, and Lucas Duda all came up with three-hit performances in the game. Duda doubled in two runs in the bottom of the eighth to cap off the night against dominant lefty reliever Jonny Venters.

Chris Capuano was almost perfect tonight, going the distance and striking out thirteen batters while walking none. He looked like an ace on the mound. Unfortunately, he has had games like these in the past and is still considered no better than a back-of-the-rotation arm. I have been very impressed with Capuano this season and would love to keep him in the rotation going into the 2012 season. Hey, he’s better than Mr. Unreliable (AKA Mike Pelfrey)!

Interesting Facts:

  • The Mets haven’t shutout an opponent since July 5th.
  • Chris Capuano pitched only his third complete game shutout of his career.
  • Lucas Duda is hitting .409 (9 for 22) during his current six-game hitting streak.

What’s Next?: The New York Mets are postponed in advance due to Hurricane Irene Saturday and Sunday. They are on schedule to play a doubleheader on Monday at CitiField if weather permits. Game Time 4:10 PM on SNY.

NYM R.A. Dickey (5-11) 3.72 ERA vs. FLA Ricky Nolasco (9-9) 4.30 ERA