Johan Santana didn't have his best stuff but he held the Diamondbacks to three runs over seven innings with five strikeouts. Bobby Parnell followed with a scoreless eighth inning and Frank Francisco closed it out with a mildly-stressful ninth. For the second game in a row, the Mets scored all four of their runs in one inning. Today it was the fourth inning, which featured a pair of two-run singles by Mike Nickeas(!) and Andres Torres.
We knew it was over when...
Frankie Frank recorded the final out, a swinging strikeout of Justin Upton with Willie Bloomquist on second base. Phew.
Daniel Murphy had a fine day, going 4-for-4 (all singles) to raise his OPS to .739. It would be nice if Murph could hit for some power, but hey, the man had four hits so cheers to that! Kirk Nieuwenhuis was on base three times, finishing 1-for-2 with a pair of walks.
Game Thread Roll Call
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