The Mets salvaged their dignity, and spared hearing all sorts of grief, on Thursday’s off day, before the always over-hyped Subway Series vs. the Yankees, starting Friday.
Behind John Maine (8-5) pitching 6 solid innings of 2 runs, 5 hits, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts, combined with Aaron Heilman, Joe Smith, and Duaner Sanchez pitching 3 scoreless innings, allowing only one hit, the Met pitchers held Seattle, allowing New York to salvage one victory from this three game series.
The offenses awakened, with 8 runs, on 5 hits, and 6 walks. Some of those walks scored on homers by Jose Reyes (his 9th), and David Wright (his 13th & 14th).
New York led this game 8-0 after 3 innings, allowing everyone to relax after consecutive disappointing losses to Seattle.
Now, the Mets can feel good, and have some positive momentum going into their 4 game, 3 day weekend series vs. The Yankees.