Rookie starting pitcher Jon Niese threw eight shutout innings giving up six hits and two walks, along with seven strikeouts. He was clearly more comfortable than his last start against the Brewers. Niese even threw his season-high 116 pitches in the game.
The Mets used the long ball to get the win against the Braves in the nightcap. They had home runs from David Wright, Jose Reyes, and Carlos Beltran. Reyes, Beltran, and Fernando Tatis all three hits in the game as well.
The Mets increase their NL East lead tonight to 2.5 games.