Final: Mets 6 Twins 1

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Dillon Gee started for the Mets and was spectacular. His final line: 7.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K. 99 pitches.

Eric Young, Daniel Murphy, Andrew Brown, Omar Quintanilla, Marlon Byrd, and Wilmer Flores each had two hits and an RBI.

Byrd homered for his 20th home run of the season.

Travis d’Arnaud is still hitless as a major leaguer after he went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.

There was no snow on the ground in Minnesota this time.

To get a full recap and boxscore, check out this link to SNY.TV.

Andrew Wharton, Contributor

What an outing by Dillon Gee, who simply made a mockery of the Twins lineup today. He has arguably been the best Mets pitcher since May, and his name will undoubtedly start showing up in winter trade rumors. That’s a good thing because it might mean the Mets could make a few moves while keeping both Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard.

The entire lineup was swinging well today, with the exception of Ike Davis and Travis d’Arnaud. Everybody else in the lineup had a multi-hit game, which is quite rare these days for this team. As an interesting side note, Rich MacLeod points out on Twitter that Marlon Byrd’s team-leading 20th home run today was in the same spot as his first home run of the season.

And of course, Juan Lagares was his usual UZR-self in center field with multiple great plays. As each game passes, I’m liking the thought of Juan in center field for 2014 more.

This was a great way to finish what has been a dreadful road trip for the Mets. It’s always nice to head home on a high note, and the Mets really did everything well today. I’ll take games like this over bad baseball in blizzards any day.




W.B. Mason Post Game Extra


The Mets head home tomorrow to begin a two-game series with the Braves, with Zack Wheeler (5-2, 3.43) taking on Brandon Beachy (2-0, 4.50) at 7:10 PM.