5 runs in the First inning can make a Pitcher breath easier when he goes out to the mound.
Well Mike Pelfrey went out in the 2nd inning knowing his team had just scored 5 runs in the bottom of the first and went with and pitching a very impressive game against the Atlanta Braves earlier tonight.
The Mets scored 5 runs in the first all with 2 outs and some sloppy play in the field by the Braves.
Daniel Murphy had a 2 run single to get the ball rolling. Even Mike Pelfrey had a hit in the inning.
David Wright hit his 24 homerun in the 6th inning for the Mets final run. The Mets really didnt do much after the first inning besides the home run by David. They only had 6 hits for the entire game
Mike Pelfrey gave up 3 runs and only 3 hits with his first complete game of his career. He came out to the mound for the 9th with the fans giving him a standing ovation. He started 3-0 against Chipper Jones but wound up striking Larry out on a fastball down the middle. The Braves went quietly after that.
The Mets are 70-57. They won there 70th game last year on August 19th. So they are basically at the same place they were last year.
The Mets maintained there 1 1/2 game lead since the Phils beat the hapless Nationals tonight .