The Mets got their seventh consecutive win and their third consecutive series sweep today. The team is really clicking now. Livan Hernandez had some good numbers on the day going 6 innings giving up only 2 runs. But he was teetering on the edge of trouble for much of the early going. The Pirates inept offense is the only thing that kept him from having serious trouble.
The Mets offense kept plugging away again today with Jose Reyes, Luis Castillo, and Omir Santos having 2 hits apiece. But they did leave 17 runners on base, a common theme this season that could bite them against better competition than the Pirates.
Of note in the game was manager Jerry Manuel back at the reins after serving a one game suspension. Also, Reyes had his 10th stolen base of the season which was also the 300th of his young career.
The Mets now stand alone in first place in the National League East, one game ahead of the Florida Marlins.