Originally written on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 11/17/14

Tonight the Mets got excellent performances from Miguel Batista, Daniel Murphy and a perfectly executed squeeze bunt from Ronny Cedeno to lead the team to a 3-1 win in the first of two against the Brewers.  Also note-worthy, is that Frank Francisco was able to record his 9th save of the season, although it wasn’t easy.

Let’s focus on the great tonight first, and that starts with Batista’s seven shut out innings, allowing only 4 hits, and putting the Mets in a position to steal a win against a very good pitcher, albeit currently struggling, Yovani Gallardo.  The positive energy keeps flowing when I think about the performance from Daniel Murphy tonight, who went 2-4 with a RBI and a run.  Murphy’s lone run of the game was scored on a perfectly executed squeeze bunt by Cedeno, that pushed the Mets lead to 2-0, a lead they would not relinquish.

Now let’s talk about the elephant in the room, the Mets’ closing situation.  Frank Frank came on tonight and wasn’t exactly lights out, giving up a run on two hits, and a walk.  Most important though, was that Frank Frank got it done, which is great because had he not we’d be talking about who is going to be closing tomorrow.  It was nice to get the win tonight, even though it wasn’t easy.

Tomorrow the Mets will send Dillon Gee to the mound against Zack Greinke.  Should be a fun one.

Let’s go Mets.


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