Mets sweep Birds, head to Cleveland

Posted: June 14, 2010 in Mets

The Mets completed a three-game sweep of the hapless Orioles over the weekend, winning their first road series since last season. Today’s win was a laugher, as the Mets blasted four homers to back Mike Pelfrey in an 11-4 victory.
David Wright belted a pair of homers, Jason Bay also homered in a 4-for-4 performance, and Chris Carter added a three-run jack for his second homer in as many starts.
Pelfrey, who has been superb all year, was pretty ordinary today, allowing three runs on nine hits in six innings. Still, without his best stuff, he weathered an early storm (three runs in the first two innings) and blanked the O’s in his final four innings. He’s now 9-1 and clearly having an All-Star caliber season.
Wright now has two more homers than he did last year, so it’s nice to see him swinging the bat well again (he had a prolonged slump earlier in the year where he was striking out at an alarming rate). Overall, good feelings in this series. Many times over the years, the Mets haven’t beaten the teams they’re supposed to while playing well against top-notch squads. Had the Mets been able to knock off the Nationals a few more times in September 2007 and 2008, they make the playoffs, just to name one instance. Now, they travel to another poor AL club, starting a three-game series in Cleveland on Tuesday. Johan Santana gets the call against young righty Justin Masterson.

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