Mets Tak Two of Three Against Phillies
Another solid game by Jose Reyes and some timely pitching by Kaz Ishii helped the Mets take the series against the Phillies. Reyes had three singles and he stole three bases. No other Met had more then one hit, but Doug Mientkiewicz drove in two runs, one of which was one a solo shot in the seventh that ended up being the difference in the game.
Kaz Ishii won his second game, and this was probably his second best start all season (other one his first win). Problem is, he's only gone seven innings once, and the last time was his second start on April 13. He hasn't gone eight. So every time he throws, we have to expect the pen to work. Roberto Hernandez and Brandon Looper were both effective, and Looper earned his fifteenth save.
Florida is well ahead of Atlanta so the Mets will remain in the cellar. The Nationals had the day off, the Mets' win shaves a half game off of that lead (now seven games). This weekend is the subway series with the Yankees. Two out of three would be nice.