Mets 5, Cubs 2

Posted: April 22, 2010 in Mets

Sixteen games into the season, the Mets finally have their first series win.
The Metropolitans, behind Johan Santana, picked up a 5-2 win over the Cubs on Thursday night at Citi Field.
The offense started very slowly to say the least, as the Mets didn’t have their first hit off Cubs starter Tom Gorzelanny until the fifth inning. New York put up a four-run sixth, with David Wright and Jeff Francoeur providing run-scoring hits and two more runs scoring on a Cubs error.
Santana worked the first 6 1/3, getting lifted after Kosuke Fukodome’s pinch-hit RBI single made it 4-1. Manager Jerry Manuel then did his best Tony LaRussa imitation, using four pitchers to get the final eight outs, with K-Rod nailing down his first save of the season with 1 2/3 strong innings to finish it.
Ike Davis continues to look like he belongs in the bigs, going 3-for-4, including his first extra-base hit (an eighth-inning double). Davis also scored twice.
The Mets open a series with the Atlanta Braves tomorrow night, as John Maine takes the hill against Kenshin Kawakami.

  1. GravediggerHebner says:

    I’m really looking forward to the Sunday night matchup, Hanson v Pelfrey, in the Braves series. It would be wonderful if Pelf can outperform the wunderkind on national TV.

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