Jonathan Niese did a great job in his season debut starting for Oliver Perez tonight. He got a quality start going 6 innings giving up 2 runs on 7 hits and no walks with 5 strikeouts. The bullpen came in and held the Pirates down until J.J. Putz allowed 1 run in the bottom of the ninth.
The offensive star of the game was definitely Carlos Delgado. He was 3 for 4 with 5 RBI’s and a home run.
The defense was a little questionable for the Mets tonight. Jose Reyes had an error in the game. But Carlos Beltran booted one that wasn’t an error and he and Ryan Church let one drop that they lost in the lights.
The Mets win their fifth straight game and are starting to look like the team that we expected to see at the beginning of the season.