This was a really good game on several levels. First, it was just a close game that went down to the ninth inning. Second, John Maine had a solid start going 6 innings and giving up only 1 ER.
Maine looked good throughout the game even though he didn’t have the velocity that he’s had in past seasons. I think we just need to get used to that. The low to mid-90’s heater just isn’t there anymore. Tonight he was getting the Reds hitter fishing at the high fastball though. We haven’t seen that consistently in quite a while
The Mets put up 8 hits including a 2 for 4 night from Jose Reyes, who also had a double and an RBI. David Wright also had a huge bomb in the the fourth inning that hit the second deck in left field. But the offensive hero of the game was Rod Barajas. He hit his seventh homer of the season in the ninth off Francisco Cordero to break the tie and win the game.
The Mets break their three game losing streak and try to win the series tomorrow afternoon.