The Good Stuff:
- Dillon Gee rebounded from a rough start last weekend to deliver six innings of one-run, six-hit ball, walking three and striking out four on 85 pitches. In his last six outings, beginning with his dominance of the Yankees, Gee has gone 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA, and his overall numbers have improved to 6-7 with a 4.60 ERA, down from 6.34 before the Subway Series.
- Once Dillon made his exit, the New York bullpen did what they could not do for Matt Harvey last night: put the nail in the National coffin. Carlos Torres turned in two scoreless innings and struck out three, while LaTroy Hawkins got the final three outs to secure the victory.
- Daniel Murphy and Omar Quintanilla combined for five hits and three Met runs.
- Marlon Byrd tacked on his 40th RBI of the season with a single to plate Murph in the bottom of the 6th.
- Josh Satin got on base two more times, going 1-3 with a walk off Washington rookie Taylor Jordan. He would have had another hit and an RBI in 6th but was robbed by a diving Ryan Zimmerman.
- The Mets defense turned three double plays, including a 6-4-3 to procure outs number 26 and 27.
- New York could have put more runs on the board, but they stranded 10 men on base.
There's the positive outcome we were looking for. There's the three components coming together at the same time. And there's a 9th win in 14 games since David Wright's players-only team meeting. Says Wright about the team's recent success? "I just think that I'm a hell of a motivator." That you are, David. That. You. Are.