Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mets Beat Braves - Dan Uggla Is A Believer

The Mets abruptly halted the Atlanta Braves five game winning streak in beating the Bravos 6-1 last night as both Fearless Ike and Jason Bay went yard.

Dillon Gee pitched seven innings of four hit ball to get his first win of the season. This latest victory was the Mets fourth straight win over the Braves this season.

Gee was pleased with his performance:

"I was trying to catch them looking with fastballs. I'm happy with where I'm at. I feel like all my pitches are where they should be. "

Atlanta's second baseman Dan Uggla had this to say about the Amazins':

"I don't think this is just a nice little start for that team. They're a good, solid ballclub. All the attention was on the Phillies and us and Miami and Washington. But I've been telling people not to count out this Mets team."

Jason Bay not only crushed a homerun last night, but his defense saved one. In the fifth inning Jack Wilson hit a ball deep to left field. Bay went back and made a leaping catch, certainly robbing the SS of a homerun.

On a side note, David Wright, who is off to a torrid start, set a franchise record by reaching base twice in each of the first seven games. Wright was 1-3 with a single and a walk.

Source: Boston Globe, Photo Courtesy of ESPN

1 comment:

Long Island Met Fan said...

hey met fan 73...can you name the players who reached twice in the first 6 games? One was your man crush! :) LGM