It took more than two hours to get the game underway because of something called rain (we don’t get that sky-falling liquid here in paradise), but Thursday’s matinee against the A’s turned out to be a good one. The Mets won 4-1 to take the series from Oakland, offering little, if any retribution for losing the World Series to them back in 1973.
Chris Capuano continued his string of solid starts, throwing six scoreless innings, striking out seven and walking zero. He left the game early with a cramp. Cramp or not, getting him out of the game was a smart move. Capuano tends to break down late in games.
K-Rod broke a string of two straight blown saves with a perfect ninth for his 20th save.
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Jose Reyes is back on the horse with his second straight multi-hit game. That slump didn’t last very long. Daniel Murphy, who was also in a little bit of a slump following a torrid spell, had three hits.
The Mets now travel to Texas to take on the AL West leading Rangers. Two out of three would be nice, leaving the Mets at .500.
The Mets got some good news on the injury front. David Wright’s stress fracture in his back has healed, so he is now cleared “to commence fuller baseball activity,” Sandy Alderson said.
Wright is still a couple of weeks away from returning to the lineup. But Terry Collins said, “With all the blows we’ve taken in the last six weeks, this is finally a positive. When you saw David, he was so fired up to get back on the field. This is really, really good news for us.”