The Mets take the series against the Cubs winning 2 of 3. Dillon Gee didn’t have much of his best stuff, although he only gave up 3 runs in 5 innings pitched. He gave up a pair of homeruns, which included one to the opposing pitcher. Gee might have had a chance at a win, but the Mets offense wasn’t able to help him out while he was on the mound.
It wasn’t until Gee exited the game that the Mets began scoring. Juan Lagares tied the game 3-3 with a two-run blast in the 7th, the first of his major league career. Daniel Murphy,who batted in the leadoff spot for the first time in 4 years, then extended his hitting streak to 8 games with an 8th inning tie-breaking homerun to give the Mets the 4-3 lead. David Wright also extended his hitting streak to 7 consecutive games. Ruben Tejada also had a pair of hits, a single in the 7th and another one in the 9th.
The bullpen was fantastic. Greg Burke came in and threw 11 pitches in the 6th, giving up no hits and no runs while striking out a batter. Scott Rice entered the game in the 7th and was very impressive. Rice pitched two innings, throwing 28 pitches while giving up no hits, no runs and ultimately earning the win. Bobby Parnell then closed the game out with a 1-2-3 9th inning, earning his 6th save of the season.
- Daniel Murphy (1 H, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR)
- Justin Turner (0-4)
- David Wright (1 H, 1 RBI)
- Marlon Byrd (1 BB)
- Lucas Duda (1 H)
- Anthony Recker (0-4)
- Ruben Tejada (2 H, 1 R)
- Juan Lagares (2 H, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR)
- Dillon Gee (5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 HR, 6 K, PC: 96)
- Greg Burke (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, PC: 11)
- Scott Rice (2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, PC: 28)
- Bobby Parnell (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, PC: 14)
Next game: Monday vs Reds 7:10pm, SNY, MLB.TV, WFAN
LET’S GO METS!!!!!