I'm a little late with the recap, but this was a really great win for the Mets. I guess at this point in the season they're probably all really great wins, so this one was no exception. Jon Niese was nervous/erratic in his big league debut, walking four and allowing five runs on seven hits in three-plus innings. The Mets had built an early 5-1 lead, but Niese was rocked in that third inning and the four-run cushion evaporated.
The next six innings were dominated by the pitchers, as both teams' offenses were held almost completely in check. The Mets broke through in the tenth with a run off Salomon Torres, and despite a shaky bottom of the inning by Luis Ayala, the Mets held on for the 6-5 win. Cole Hamels was busy dominating the Nationals, so the Mets' win keeps them two games in front in the NL East.
2pm start time this afternoon, so it's a shower, a shave, and get yer ass back out there.
Big winners: Carlos Beltran, +20.8% WPA, Luis Ayala, +20.8% WPA
Big losers: Jon Niese, -36.1% WPA, Damion Easley, -13.9% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Reyes sac bunt/error in 10th, +22.7% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Tatis double-play in 6th vs Mota, -14.6% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: +38.2%
Total batter WPA: +11.8%
GWRBI: Endy Chavez
Game Thread Roll Call
Nice job by Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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