The Mets bounced back from that awful loss to the Padres with a solid win at Citi Field Friday night.
San Diego picked up where they left off Thursday, a game in which they scored 11 runs. With runners on first and third with one out in the first, Jesus Guzman hit a long fly to left. Mike Baxter ran towards the wall, leaped back and snared it, crashing into the wall for a sensational catch. The runner on third tagged up, but the runner on first was doubled off to end the inning with just the one run scoring.
The Mets got the run back in the second when Lucas Duda hit a massive solo home run off the facade in right, his fifth on the year.
They broke the tie in the third when Dillon Gee doubled for his first hit on the year. Mike Baxter then came though yet again with runners in scoring position with a double of his own, his ninth on the season in just 50+ at bats. Kirk Nieuwenhuis drove Baxter home with a single to make it 3-1.
In the fifth, with runners on first and third and two outs, Daniel Murphy doubled to make it 4-1. Ike Davis followed that with a two-run single to make it 6-1. It looks like Davis is finally ready to break out.
Gee pitched his best game of the year, lasting seven innings and allowing just the one run on four hits while striking out a career-high nine Padres, moving his record to 4-3.
Mets win, 6-1.