The battling Mets achieved another victory last night against a pitcher that usually is not wild and tends to dominate. Not last night. Jurrgens was off his game from the start and the Mets were able to hold on to a 4-3 win. Not sure if Jurrgens was aggravated by the delay of 3 minutes to get the speedy dry down or the fact the Mets seem to be laying off his changeup for the most part.
The Bravos did there best to make sure Reyes would be slowed by watering down the basepath around 1st and at short. It was the first time that I have seen the umps make the home team put speedy dry down to dry out the mudbog. Of course the Braves did this on purpose to slow down Jose but it didn’t work. Reyes ran amok and had 3 hits, 2 steals and 2 runs scored.
Tejada played some great 2nd base and even covering 1st on a surprise bunt by the Braves lead off hitter Schaffer. It was a pretty impressive, instinctive play by the kid.
Niese had another nice outing baffling the Braves and going 6 + innings before being bailed out by Tim Byrdak who struck out pinch hitter Brian McCann looking. Izzy was a little shaky in the 8th but K Rod closed the door as the Mets now are 1 game under .500 again.