No chance, that’s what they’ve got with Familia on the mound! Maybe life is all rainbows and unicorns, at least at Citi Field these days for the Mets. Clutch hitting, shutdown pitching, home cooking and fight in a team that hasn’t been seen since 2006. The Mets kept their winning streak alive and extended it to 10 games (first time since 2008) with a 3-2 win against the Braves thanks to a game tying homerun from Flores and a clutch pinch hit walk by Granderson in the 8th that led to the go-ahead run.
Dillon Gee bounced back from a shaky start to the season to more than keep the Mets alive in this one against the Braves. He cruised through 7 innings, scattered 8 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk and 3 K’s. He had much better movement on his pitches, varied speeds on all of his pitches and kept the ball out of the middle of the plate, which seemed to be his biggest struggle in his prior starts.
Wilmer Flores continues to troll his haters. He now owns a 5 game hitting streak and leads the team with 3 homeruns, hitting another solo shot tonight that tied the game. It was one of the more impressive homers as it was off a breaking pitch that he was patient with and stayed back on. While 3 homeruns is nothing to write home about, he has impeccable timing when displaying his power and seems to grow more confident by the day.
Juan Lagares should just be given the gold glove for the second year in a row right now. Every game this guy seems to make a catch that for any other center fielder would be deemed uncatchable. Tonight’s gem even brought a smile from Juan as he seemed to impress himself with his nightly glove show. Not only do his catches make the highlight reels and impress the crowd on a nightly basis, but it has to boost the confidence of his pitchers knowing that centerfield (left and right and shallow and deep) is where baseballs go to die.