.500! Something we never saw last year!
If we’ve learned anything in the very young season, it’s that our lineup does not have league-leading power, but the pitching staff is going to keep us in most ballgames. Facing Noah Syndergaard and Jacob DeGrom, two of the best, the Braves offense did nothing. In 16 innings, the Braves had not scored one run. The good thing is our own guys, Julio Teheran and Bartolo Colon, matched them pretty well. Colon’s outing this time was particularly strong: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 R, 6 K, his only blemish a wall-scraping home run by Jay Bruce. Otherwise, he was everything you thought a heavy-set 43 year old would be…
Matt Kemp was mostly our offense, finishing the night with three doubles, including the go-ahead 2-run double in the 12th inning. He has started the year with four straight doubles, with Nick Markakis the only other hitter tonight with an extra-base hit. We’re going places.
The star of the show was the bullpen, who was dominate from beginning to end. Ian Krol and Arodys Vizcaino contributed scoreless innings apiece, and in an interesting set of moves, both Jose Ramirez and Jim Johnson contributed two scoreless innings. Ramirez had some trouble with getting some runners on, but Johnson was his old self, registering 3 K’s and putting the Mets down. Aside from 7th inning in the first game, the bullpen has contributed 8 IP with no runs so far.