Reyes Runs Wild, Niese Strong, Mets Win 4-3

An article by posted on June 15, 2011

Jonathon Niese pitched a solid game and the offense sparked by Jose Reyes beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Tuesday.

Game Notes

Jonathon Niese went a quality six and one third innings, giving up two runs on five hits, striking out five and walking one. After some early season control trouble Niese has been extremely good, as has the whole Mets pitching staff. To see this staff come around without Johan Santana and without anything is a major plus.

Beato, Byrdak, Izzy and K-Rod allowed one run over the last two and two third innings. Beato walked his only batter, Byrdak struck out both of his batters, Izzy gave up a home run to Dan Uggla and K-Rod went a clean inning striking out two for his nineteenth save.

The offense today existed as it has operated for the last few weeks, singles upon singles, aggressive baserunning and some timely hitting from Carlos Beltran (RBI single), Angel Pagan (RBI single), Lucas Duda (sacrifice fly) and Jose Reyes (RBI single)

Mets, 4 for 4 on steal attempts. Two for Jose, one for Willie Harris and the second of the season for Carlos Beltran, running wild on David Ross.

Turning Point

When the bullpen held up in the ninth inning. The bullpen has faltered so much in recent weeks it is amazing to see them hold a lead and earn a well deserved win for the starter

Game Ball

Jose Reyes. – 3 for 5, two steals, two runs scored, RBI. Jose is a man possessed right now, and he is playing like one of the best players in either league

On Deck

The Mets will look to use this momentum to take another one from the Atlanta Braves. Dillon Gee will take the mound and face off against Tim Hudson. Game time is 7:05 P.M.

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