Last night, the Mets beat the Braves 6-4, in a very important game. The pitching matchup was, John Maine vs, newly acquired, Brave, Javier Vazquez. Delgado was making his first start in eight days, and Brian McCann, was on the bench, due to a problem with his eyes. Before the game even started many knew that it was going to be a great, and many were (W)right.
In the first inning, both the Mets' and Braves' bats were quiet. Mets' pitcher, John Maine seemed to fall apart in the third. He issued the first of his, career high, six walks in a game. Maine, was walking people left and right, and they eventually found their way home. The Braves tacked on 3 runs, and every Met fan had a sick feeling in their stomachs.
In the bottom of that inning, the Mets did nothing. Vazquez, seemed untouchable through the five innings along with John Maine after his tough first couple of innings. The Mets had to do something fast, and they did. In the sixth inning, youngster, Daniel Murphy led off with a single, and the red hot, Carlos Beltran was up at the plate.
On a 2-1 count, Carlos Beltran, got the pitch he wanted, and he crushed it! Many Mets fans reacted by saying, "Somebody pinch me". The Mets aren't really known for that type of stuff, let's hope this is the start of something new with the Mets.
Just like that, the Braves' lead was cut to one. Delgado, got a single, and David Wright came up. Wright had a double earlier in the game, and a nice bare hand play to throw out, David Ross. Wright then whacked the ball out of Turner Field. Many pinching's were going around for all Mets fans, and maybe some Braves fans too.
Just like that, the Mets were up by one run. Wright, absorbed all the "Let's Go Mets" chants in the bleachers of Turner Field. For the second straight game, the Mets showed plenty of fight, hoping this time that it would pay off, and they could walk out with a W.
Vazquez, looked like he totally lost his "Touch". The tables turned, and the Braves were now losing, with a pitcher on his "Game" opposing them. John Maine, allowed nor runs after his team gave him the lead. That was the end of Maines' night.
Maine issued six walks, but made up for that with, seven strikeouts and a mere three hits over six innings. Maine looks to be breaking out of his little pitching slump, we'll see in his next start against the Pirates.
In the seventh inning, Vazquez was still on the mound, and Carlos Beltran's eyes lit up at the sight of that. After Vazquez served one on a platter to the red hot, Beltran, Beltran was up again, and what do you know? Right in the wheelhouse! Beltran, touched em' all with his second two run homer of the game, and his fourth RBI.
With a 6-3 lead, the Mets turned to their new and revamped bullpen, something that the Braves haven't seen yet. Bobby Parnell, came up in the 7th inning and posted up a 0 in front of his parents, who attended the game.
The Mets' didn't score any more runs against the Braves bullpen, but they had more than enough runs. The JK Express was coming up. Putz came in and allowed a solo shot to, Met killer, Chipper Jones. It was alright, all Mets fans saw that coming, c'mon it's Chipper, he loves facing the Mets. His son's name is Shea.
After the home run, Putz was locked in, and only allowed the solo shot. It was up to Frankie Rodriguez, who was 5 for 5 in save opportunities coming into the game. He was looking to go 6 for 6, and he did just that. The JK Express, shut em' down once again.
So, all in all, the Mets played a pretty nice game. They showed that they have heart, and that they do have the power that they have been lacking. Us Mets fans can just hope that the Mets keep doing the Wright things.