Mets took advantage of their opportunities tonight and pulled off a 7-4 win in Philadelphia , giving them back-to-back wins against their division rivals.
So you know that large majority of you that like defense? You should leave now. However, if you enjoy beating the Phillies, I permit you to stay. So… all of you, stay.
Two errors for each team (and two wild pitches for Ramon Ramirez) made this an interesting contest. Miguel Batista started for the Mets tonight and actually did not do a horrible job. I think he is useful for a spot start or two, but the Mets could really compete with a rent-a-fifth-starter. Santana, Dickey, Niese, Gee, and Fifth Starter is nothing to sneeze at.
Anyway, Batista was not really dominant, but he sort of kept a bend and not break attitude out there. A final line of 5.1 IP with 8 H, 4 R (2 ER) with 2 BB/1 K. He was drilled for a Pence two-run shot in the bottom of the first for the 2 earned runs – the second two scored after a Batista errant pick...