Saturday, June 19, 2010

Mets Take the First Game of Round Two Against the Yankees

The Mets have now won 8 in a row, and have guaranteed at least a split in the season series with the Yankees, after last night's 4-0 win in the Bronx (box score).

Hisanori Takahashi was outstanding last night, going 6 innings giving up only 4 hits and 2 walks.  For the second time this year Takahashi was great against the Yankees and has proven that he can pitch against big time opponents. Considering that I am really NOT in a rush to see John Maine back when Takahashi puts up outings like this, and Dickey has been great too. 

As good as Takahashi was last night Pedro Feliciano might have been better, coming in and shutting down the Yankees in the 7th and 8th innings while the Mets built more of a cushion.  However, Raul Valdes came in after Feliciano and put the game back into question before K-Rod came in and shut the door.

At the plate, the Mets did something I don't remember them having done in some time, scored runs off of Javier Vasquez.  Reyes, Pagan and Davis all drove in runs (Pagan had two RBI) and really fueled the Mets offense last night.  Jeff Francoeur went 2-4 scoring a run, and Ruben Tejada continued to make contributions going 1-3 with a run scored himself.  While Tejada did make his second error of the year, he still has been a solid addition to the teams line up and in the field.

Also, from the personal revenge department, it was nice to see the Mets score off Chan Ho Park.  I can't stand the guy because of how bad he was for the Mets and then how good he was for the Phillies.  Although, I did enjoy his diarrhea interview...

Today the Mets look for 9 in a row when they face the Yankees again today at 1:05.  The pitching match up today will be Phil Hughes against Mike Pelfrey.  Line up to come...

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