Mets 6 – Dodgers 1 July 23, 2010

New York Mets runner Jason Bay is congratulated by his team mates after a home run solo in the second inning against Florida Marlins during their MLB National League baseball game in San Juan, June 28, 2010. REUTERS/ Ana Martinez (PUERTO RICO - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

The Mets got only their second victory on this long road trip and, really, their first legitimate win. Johan Santana was in complete control again going 7 innings and allowing only 1 run. He only gave up 5 hits and 1 walk. He was in control throughout the game. It was a classic Santana start.

The offense finally came alive after sleepwalking for the last week. The Mets had 8 hits and 4 walks. Surprisingly, Jason Bay was the star going 2 for 4 with a 3-run double in the eighth inning that broke the game open. He was out for early batting practice and it showed, not to mention he was moved down to seventh in the lineup so the pressure was off. Ike Davis also hit his 14th homer of the year off Vicente Padilla on a ridiculous Bugs Bunny curveball he was throwing.

The Mets outfield defense was on tonight too. All three outfielders were making plays including Bay doing a faceplant into the wall in left while making a great catch.

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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.