Z-Cap: Mets 14 Tigers 6

Metszilla.comCorrespondent IJune 23, 2010

NEW YORK - JUNE 18:  Jose Reyes #7 and Angel Pagan #16 of the New York Mets celebrate a 4-0 win against the New York Yankees on June 18, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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After 14 straight scoreless innings the Mets offense responded with a blow out victory over the Detriot Tigers, scoring a season high 14 runs. The win gave the Mets their 25th victory at home (25-10) and improved their record to 40-30 on the season, moving them to within 1 1/2 games of the NL East leading Atlanta Braves.  The 14-6 drumming of Detroit was highlighted by a season high 8-run 3rd inning that saw 14 batters come to the plate.  Angel Pagan had 4 hits with 4 RBI (falling just a home-run shy of the cycle) while David Wright was 3-3 with 2 RBI of his own. Pagan, who is now the lone Met regular to adorn a batting average of .300 (.304 to be exact) admitted that he was inspired by all the Beltran talk prior to the game when he said this:

Right now I have a role and my role is cover Carlos spot and I always say those are some big shoes to fill. I was really looking forward to do this to help the team as much as I can, what can I say this is a great opportunity. I can’t be more thrilled and I am just trying to enjoy the ride and I’m having fun”

The Mets broke the game open off rookie pitcher Jay Sborz in the bottom of the 3rd inning.  Sborz, who Tiger’s...TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE AND MORE LIKE IT HEAD TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: http://www.metszilla.com/?p=2055