The New York Mets have now put the hitting blitz on two pitchers who were streaking up until they faced the team from Queens. Pittsburgh Pirates' Charlie Morton has been one of the biggest surprises this year, but Friday night the Mets made him revert back to the pre-Pirates days in their 8-1 victory. Rookie hurler Dillon Gee also continued his unbeaten streak, winning his seventh game of the season.
Gee tossed eight solid innings, allowing eight hits and an earned run while striking out five. Gee has made nine starts this year and the Mets have won every single one of them.
The scoring started for both teams in the first inning as both teams put runs on the board. However, New York blew it open in the fourth inning, one that reminded many of a pinball game, with balls getting hit all over, and a few deflecting off of defenders (Morton included). Lucas Duda, getting the recall today and starting for Jason Bay in left field, began the scoring with a hard RBI single to center. Josh Thole followed it up with a single to right field. And after an out sandwiched between two more batters getting hits, Justin Turner singled to center field, bringing home two. And Carlos Beltran rounded it out with a sacrifice fly. The Mets had five hits -- four in a row to begin in the inning -- in the frame and scored five runs. They'd get one in the fifth and sixth innings, which was plenty for Gee to cruise to victory.
Jose Reyes was back to his old self, going 3-for-5, getting two runs and hitting a home run. Angel Pagan went 2-for-5 with two runs an RBI and a triple, while Josh Thole had three singles and an RBI in the game.
The Mets will look to get to the .500 mark tomorrow night.
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|WP: Dillon Gee (7 - 0)
LP: Charlie Morton (6 - 3)