Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mets Clinch Winning Road Trip, Beat Indians 8-4

Tonight the Mets clinched a winning road trip after beating the Indians 8-4 (box score) tonight in Cleveland.

For the third consecutive night the Mets put up a five run  This team is beyond hot right now, no matter how bad their opponents have been on this road trip.  The Mets pounded out 14 hits tonight, including 7 doubles.  Everything the Mets hit found the gap, which is fantastic, although some of that may be attributed to the Indians having Austin Kearns in CF and Shelly Duncan in LF...but still...finding the gaps.

Pagan went 3-5 with 3 RBI and Wright had 2 RBI while Bay, Davis and Francoeur all drove in runs as well.  Oh, and by the way, Frenchy had two more hits and is now back up to .275 on the season.  I'm just sayin'...

On the hill Niese was good in his first outing against his boyhood team.  Niese went 7 innings giving up 3 runs on 8 hits while striking out three.  Mejia came in after Niese in the eighth and made things interesting by walking the first two batter he faced, which prompted Jerry to go get Elmer Dessens.  Dessens immediately walked the next batter to load the bases, but settled down and only gave up one run, and finished the last two innings to sew up the win for the Mets.

One more thing...Ruben Tejada is a good second basemen and can turn double plays VERY well.  I do not miss Cashstealo at all...

Tomorrow the Mets go for the sweep against the Indians behind Dickey who will face Jake Westbrook at 7:05.  This would be the second time in as many series as the Mets will get a close look at potential starters they could trade for.  Last weekend they roughed up Millwood, but what will they do against Westbrook...Tune in tomorrow to find out.

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