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Mets Win A Series!!!!!

Well, the impossible has happened. After 17 tries the Mets have finally won a series. It’s been a long time.

The last series the Mets won was the May 18th – May 20th sweep of the Diamondbacks.

At that time, the Mets were 23-19 and just 3.5 games back. The winning pitcher, Noah Syndergaard didn’t have any issues with his finger, or his hand, foot, or mouth.

Adrian Gonzalez was the first baseman, and Jose Reyes was still a bench player. Jay Bruce was still able to play, and Yoenis Cespedes had two functioning heels.

Today, the Mets won with Corey Oswalt picking up his first career win. His final line was five innings, three hits, two earned, two walks, and four strikeouts.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Mets rallied starting with a Jose Bautista leadoff walk. He’d subsequently come around to score on a Kevin Plawecki RBI single.

Later that inning, Mickey Callaway would face a tough decision. With two outs and the Mets down 2-1, should he pull Oswalt and chase the win, or should he keep Oswalt in and hope for another rally.

Callaway opted to pinch hit for Oswalt despite his just having thrown 62 pitches. Callaway’s decision was rewarded when Phillip Evans hit a pinch hit RBI single to tie the score.

The move looked even better when Amed Rosario hit a two RBI single to give the Mets a 4-2 lead.

That lead grew to 6-2 with Bautista hitting a two run homer:

Then considering it is the Mets bullpen at work, it was time to hold on for dear life.

Once again, Tim Peterson didn’t have it. In the seventh, he allowed a Freddy Galvis two run homer to make it 6-4, and the Padres went right back to work.

Robert Gsellman would relieve Peterson with one out and one, and he would preserve the 6-4 lead.

Anthony Swarzak would then have his best outing as a Mets pitching two scoreless to pick up the save.

For Swarzak, it was more than just two scoreless innings, it was his throwing 95 with a really good slider. Really, he looked like the guy who the Mets thought they were signing.

Some more of that, and suddenly, things look much better for this team next year.

Game Notes: For reasons no one can explain, Reyes started over Jeff McNeil. Before the game, Cespedes announced he el have season ending surgery.

0 thoughts on “Mets Win A Series!!!!!”

  1. Blu2MileHigh says:

    I really prefer that Tim Peterson throws one inning.

    Wow, Richards, talk about batting practice tosses to Rosario and Batista!!!!!
    What other team would give this game upon a silver platter?
    You have to see those pitches!!
    I like Evans, wish him well yet he easily singled on pitch one.

    Hey Bob, I hate it when Joe Blanton teaches relief young pitchers to put a substance on their hats/hair and I would be remiss if I said it was OK is ‘Scotty’ or you do it on the Mets. Bobby if you need the stuff to establish consistency for a roster spot on a above .500 club I really am disappointed…

    SD seems to have a great farm system and this 21 year old second baseman from Mexico looks great as a must in a package trade for Noah.

    Obviously the return must be substantial.
    Milwaukee has a few great young players and prospects but they would want Jake.
    Cabrera looks disinterested and tired and my guess will be a waiver deal.

    I prefer the Theo Epstein way…. sign Free Agent starters and draft, sign international or trade for young position players…

    I am interested in Machado…..

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