ON the MOUND
Roenis comes back firing . . .
it took him 90 pitches to get through 5+ (and, he left as a precaution – forearm cramps) but, he earns his first victory since June 22 (vs. Royals). Skip praised his command, his change up and poise.
FIVE.ONE innings ~ FIVE hits ~ ONE earned run ~ TWO walks ~ EIGHT strikeouts
} Yes, Mr. Leone owes Mr. Ackley a steak dinner (see IN the FIELD for Ackley’s catch of Leone’s first pitch). He gave up a couple of hits but no runs
} Charlie got a couple of outs, including a strikeout
} Brandon continues to dazzle in his new role (has yet to give up a run in 14 innings) and went 1.1 tonight
} Danny made his first appearance since that epic battle in Anaheim on Friday – he posted a scoreless 9th
AT the PLATE
Willie was leading off and, apparently, for good reason . . .
THREE hits, TWO runs scored an RBI and a SB
~ Dustin also with THREE hits and an RBI
~ Kyle and Stefen each with TWO hits
~ Zu with a MAMMOTH home run to break the 1-1 tie in the 3rd
~ Willie, Robbie, Corey and Dustin all with doubles
IN the FIELD
Ack with a WEB GEM!!!!!
WHAT A CATCH – seriously robbing d’Arnaud of a home run! His glove was OVER the wall . . .
* Endy and James both with nice running catches
* Rare error by Robbie
tweets of the game . . .
And we just had our first "Let's go Mets" cheer. One of my earliest baseball memories.—
Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) July 22, 2014
Baseball freakin' destroyed …. Zunino goes upper deck.—
Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) July 22, 2014
Of Zunino's 58 hits this season, 30 have been for extra bases (15 2B, 1 3B, 14 HR).—
Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) July 22, 2014
Kyle Seager has 44 RBI's at Safeco this year. Kendrys Morales had 41 home RBI's last season which was 1st on team—
Gary Hill (@GaryHillJr) July 22, 2014
Best part of Ackley's catch was Leone's reaction.—
Larry Stone (@StoneLarry) July 22, 2014