Monday, July 04, 2005

Mets Start Huge Series With Win

After dropping two straight to the Marlins, the Mets bounced back and beat the first place Nationals at RFK. There's no doubt this is a huge series, and anything short of a split will be a disappointment. While I'd like to hold out for a sweep, I'd definitely take three of four and they're on their way with a come from behind win this afternoon.

Jose Reyes responded postively after being dropped down to seventh in the lineup. He went two for four with two runs and an RBI. He also stole his 24th base of the season. Mike Cameron performed equally well after being pushed into the leadoff spot. He went two for five with two RBIs.

The bullpen really came through for the Mets. Heath Bell, Roberto Hernandez and Brandon Looper combined to throw 3 2/3 perfect innings. Hernandez improved to 4-2 and Looper converted his eighteenth save of the season.

The win put the Mets nine games back. They still have a long way to go, with four teams in front of them, but this series could go a long way to giving the Mets the push that they need.


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