Johan Santana earn his status as a Ace again tonight with some great pitching and nifty base running and the Mets beat the Cubs 6-2
The Cubs got to Johan early with a run in the second on a pair of 1 out doubles and scored another in the 3rd but that was all he would let up in 8 innings where he struck out 10
He also hustled on the base paths by scoring on David Wrights 2 out hit from 2nd base that tied the Score at 2. He also had a crucial at bat where he was going to bunt but instead hit away and the bat broke and went past the mound and ball followed and hit the bat and the Cubs weren't able to throw him out at first.
Jose Reyes broke the game open with a based loaded triple that plated 3 runs that was his 200th hit of the year. See it here
Of course a Met game wouldn't be the same without some late inning drama so after Johan was out Pedro Felicano gave up 2 hits in the 9th inning with 1 out but Luis Ayala closed the door.
The Mets gained on the Phillies who lost 3-2 to the Braves and wait the outcome of the Brewers who are tied 5-5 in the 8th inning with the Pirates.