Another Mets home stand, another successful Mets home stand.
The Mets swept the pesky Marlins to start off the festivities at home, and then took two of three from the surprise team of the National League, the San Diego Padres.
Friday, June 4th: Marlins 3, Mets 4
Saturday, June 5th: Marlins 1, Mets 6
Sunday, June 6th: Marlins 6, Mets 7
Tuesday, June 8th: Padres 1, Mets 2 (11)
Thursday, June 10th: Padres 4, Mets 2 (Game 1), Padres 0, Mets 3 (Game 2)
The Mets had something to prove in the first series of this home stand, as they were facing a Marlins team which had owned the Mets so far in 2010, holding a 6-1 record when facing the Metropolitans.
The Mets won a nail-biter 4-3 on Friday night, thanks in part to Hanley Ramirez not running hard on a ground ball which could have tied the game had he gotten to first base in time. The following afternoon, Jon Niese returned from a hamstring injury and pitched brilliantly, allowing just one run in seven innings.
The series finale didn’t look good for New York, as they were down 5-0 going into the bottom of the 6th inning. A 3-run 6th and 7th would tie the game at 6-6, and then Ike Davis would serve up a game-winning RBI groundout in the 8th inning. Continue reading