Post Game: Mets 7, Dodgers 3

The Mets (13-9) defeated the Dodgers (8-13) by the score of 7-3 at Citi Field this afternoon.

The Mets have swept their second consecutive series, and completed their third 9-1 homestand in franchise history.

For a full recap and box score, check out here.

The Least You Should Know:

  • John Maine started for the Mets, and he had a very promising start, allowing three runs, two earned in six innings, and gave way to Fernando Nieve in the seventh after allowing a leadoff walk to Jamey Carroll.
  • Nieve threw four pitches and got three outs in the seventh after getting Reed Johnson to fly out and getting Russell Martin to ground into an inning ending double play.
  • The Mets put up a four spot in the second inning, thanks to a two run triple from Angel Pagan and an RBI double from Alex Cora, both coming with two outs in the inning.
  • David Wright continued to heat up today, going 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored.
  • Ike Davis continues to impress, going 2 for 4 with an RBI single in the seventh inning.
  • Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning, despite walking the tight rope once again.
  • The Mets swept their first regular season three game series from the Dodgers since 1995.

…i was very pleased with Maine’s performance today, primarily because he was able to hang in after allowing the two run homer to Martin…i’ve seen too many innings like that crumble to the ground for Maine, but this time, he stayed composed, and was able to pitch into the seventh inning…

…i love how Ike DavisĀ  is just hitting the ball where it’s pitched, and going opposite field so often…he isn’t trying to do too much, and if he can continue to hit to all fields, he is going to be a dangerous hitter…

…i remember, as this home stand was starting, how critical i thought it was for the Mets to do well and get their season going, considering their schedule only gets tougher from here, and as optimistic as i always am, i would never have expected a ten game stretch like this, leaving New York in first place, and playing as well with this level of excitement and energy as they have in these games…

…on to philly…

Game Ball:

Goes to John Maine for his six solid innings, and first victory of the year.

Up Next:

The Mets are off tomorrow, and they will head to Philadelphia for a showdown with the Phillies this weekend, beginning Friday night at Citizens Bank Park, and Jon Niese will face Kyle Kendrick. Game time is 7:05 pm on Friday.