|David Wright belts two home runs as the Mets run their winning streak to four games with an 8-4 win over the Diamondbacks. (NYDailyNews.com)|
David Wright had his best game at the plate this year and Jon Niese finally delivered on the hill, giving the Mets an 8-4 victory over the Diamondbacks, their fourth win in a row.
The Good Stuff:
Talk about having the Wright Stuff. David went deep twice today, in the 1st and 3rd innings off Arizona's Armando Galarraga (yes, that Armando Galarraga). The best part? He didn't strike out. Not once!
Also contributing on the offensive end were Jason Pridie, who hit New York's first three-run homer of the year (his first career longball), and Ike Davis, who picked up his 18th RBI of the season (which puts him tied for third in the NL).
Facing the prospect of demotion to the minors, Jon Niese came through for his first win since September, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits in 7 innings, walking 2 and striking out 3. Just the kind of stats you'd expect out of your #2 starter...even from the Mets' #2 starter.
The Bad Stuff:
DJ Carrasco struggled out of the bullpen again, giving up a run in 1/3 of an inning. Fortunately, in the challenge of choosing who to drop from the roster when Chris Young returns, GM Sandy Alderson has decided on the guy who's struggling: Carrasco was optioned to AAA Buffalo after the game. Hopefully a stint upstate will set him on the right path.
You can't argue with 8 runs, but considering the Amazin's went only 2-10 with runners in scoring position, that number should have been higher. It didn't hurt today, but it could against the better teams in the league.
Four in a row. What more is there to say? The Mets are on the right track. How long they can stay on track remains to be seen, but for now, life is good for Mets fans.
Tuesday we put that streak on the line in Washington. If we play like we did this weekend against Arizona, we'll come out of there with the streak at seven.