The New York Mets (64-68) are sure glad that the month of August is almost over, as the team has had to deal with earthquakes, hurricanes and some rough injury news. Now that the calendar is turning to September, the Metropolitans have begun to pick up steam again.
The Metropolitans were able to pick up a victory against the Braves on Friday night, before Irene came in and washed out the final two games of the series. Those who were worried about lost momentum, had their worries put at ease….as the Mets picked up a doubleheader sweep against the Florida Marlins (59-74) on Monday night.
New York has enjoyed stellar pitching performances as of late as R.A. Dickey (W, 6-11) and Dillon Gee (W, 12-5) continued the momentum that Chris Capuano built for them on Friday.
Also helping the Mets is the return of shortstop Jose Reyes, who made a second comeback from the disabled list in Game Two against the Marlins.
The Mets offense is beginning to click again as the guys combined for a total of 19 hits in the two games. Leading New York in Game One offensively was Lucas Duda, who finished with a 3-for-4 day at the dish.
Nick Evans had a two hit day, as the Mets were able to get on the board thanks to RBI’s by Josh Thole and Justin Turner.
As for Dickey, he tossed seven innings, giving up seven hits and six strikeouts as the knuckleball specialist continues to shine in his starts with the team.
In Game Two, Gee continued his fine pitching performances, going six innings and striking out six Marlins. The Rookie-sensation only gave up one-run to the Marlins, in a reversal from his last start when he allowed a career-high eight runs.
Leading the offense was David Wright, who finished with a 2-for-4 day at the dish with 2 RBI’s. Three other Mets players finished with two hits, as the Metropolitans finished the day with a whopping 11 total hits in the night-cap.
Reyes passed his first test off the disabled list, as the All-Star shortstop recorded a hit and used his speed to record a run in the victory.
This five-game set continues on Tuesday, as Mike Pelfrey (7-10, 4.60 ERA) takes on former Yankees-star Javier Vazquez (7-11, 4.63 ERA). The first pitch is slated for 7:10 p.m.
Written on August 29, 2011