Monday night’s Mets 6-1 win over the Braves seemed like it was a great game to see. But I was blacked out because the mental defects at Time Warner are not able to figure out how to turn on my MLB Extra Innings package, which I ordered more than a month ago.
In any case, I didn’t have to see the game to know it was filled with all sorts of promising signs. Ike Davis hit a three-run homer in the sixth to break a 1-1 tie. It was the second straight game he has homered; it looks like he is breaking out of his funk.
Jason Bay and his jammed finger had a great game on both sides of the field. He hit a solo homer in the ninth, but his real highlight came in the fifth when he snagged a would-be tie-breaking Jack Wilson home run, his glove getting over the wall to catch the ball (left).
And then there was Dillon Gee — seven innings, five strikeouts, one walk, one run and just four hits allowed. He was a bit shaky in his first start, but he was apparently very sharp this time around.
The Mets have now beaten the Braves in all four of their games this season, and are 7-3 overall. No complaints, except for my failure to see the game. Jerks.