Mets 3 – Braves 2 April 17, 2011

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The Mets finally broke the seven game losing streak today and played this game like it was the seventh game of the World Series. It was all hands on deck as Chris Capuano and R.A. Dickey even got into the action. I love the way Terry Collins played it. He wasn’t waiting around for someone to make plays or thinking it was still too early in the season to worry about a losing streak. He knew that he had to shorten the bench and get a win.

The lineup had a minor shuffle with Josh Thole hitting second and Angel Pagan moving down to sixth. Thole came through 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s and looked very comfortable letting Jose Reyes do his thing on the bases.

Dillon Gee had an excellent spot start picking up right where he left off at the end of last season. He went 5.2 IP allowing 1 run on 5 hits and 2 walks. That’s a really solid start.

I wish the Mets would give him more serious consideration for the big league roster. Capuano hasn’t shown much and Gee has been so consistent at this level. I hope he gets a real shot soon in this rotation.

The Mets come home to an off day tomorrow and the Astros in town this week.

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