Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Put It In The Books!

The Mets were unhappy with their residence in second place, so they decided to move back into first tonight with a 6-3 win over the dreaded Phillies.

Johan Santana started the game, pitching six innings, giving up three runs, two HR's surrendered, three walks, and six strike outs.

Brian Stokes earned the win, pitching one scoreless inning.

**** Tonight's Stars ****

  1. Carlos DelGado - 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI

  2. Jose Reyes - 3-5, 1 run scored

  3. Carlos Beltran - 3-5, 1 run scored

  4. Luis Ayala - earned the save with a scoreless ninth.

The Mets fell behind 3-1, but showed more resiliency than last night, by scoring 1 in the sixth, and four in the eighth to take a 6-3 lead. Tonight, that lead was enough to secure the win. Another nice bounce-back win after last nights' devastating loss. That is one of the big differences between the 2007 and the 2008 Mets.

Thursday will be a much needed day off for the Mets, before traveling to Florida to face the Marlins this weekend.

1 comment:

Long Island Met Fan said...

Daniel Murphy gets a star too for his clutch hit off of Brad Lidge..

Also would like to give a star to Charlie Manuel for letting Lidge not face delgado and for bringing in Lidge in the 8th. Oh the philly media going to abuse him.