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The Mets begin a 10 game road trip facing the Florida Marlins,Cincinnati Reds and the Washington Nationals. They will be playing the Marlins from July 22-24 for a 3 game series. The Reds from July 25-28 for a 4 game series and then the Nats from July 29-31 for a 3 game series. Here is the road trip review.

Marlins (1-2)-(1-2)[]

Game 1[]

The Mets put Mike Pelfrey on the mound but he didn't get the win. The Mets won 7-6 as it was a battle from inning to inning. Here are the Notes.

Notes

  • Big Pelf pitched 6 innings as he struggled as he gave up 4 runs and 2 homeruns.
  • David Wright returned to the Mets as he went 2 for 5 with an RBI double in the 1st inning as he drove in the first run of the game.
  • Daniel Murphy just got 2 hits and 2 RBI's behind David in the lineup.
  • Jose Reyes had 2 hits making this his 45th multiple hit game of the season.
  • The Mets were going 4 for 16 with runners in scoring position.
  • Tim Byrdak,Bobby Parnell and Jason Isringhausen did some good outings in relief. Parnell got the win as he his 3-1 for the year and Izzy got the save which his 2nd for the year.

Game 2[]

The Mets hope to win the 100th game of the season and take the series from the fish but they fell short as they placed Chris Capuano on the mound who fell short and the Mets lost to a score of 8-5. Here are the Notes.

Notes

  • Capuano who is now 8-10 for the year. He pitched just 6 innings while he gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks as he struck out 6 batters.
  • Jose Reyes now has 46th multiple hit game for the year. He went 3 for 5 which also includes his 4th homerun of the season which occurred in the 9th on the first pitch.
  • David Wright drove in the first 2 runs of the game for the mets that happened in the 5th inning with a single.
  • Justin Turner went 3 for 4 as he got on base with a walk and with a run scored. Turner is now batting .324 (11 for 34) since the All-Star Break.
  • Carlos Beltran got on base 4 times in 5 appearances. He got an RBI single in the 7th inning. In his last 29 games he has now reached the bases safely.
  • Lucas Duda and Reyes hit back to back homeruns in the 9th on the first pitch with no outs. The homerun for Duda was his first of the year.
  • The first 4 hitters in the lineup for the mets were 8 for 15 by getting a homerun, 4 walks, 4 runs scored in, and 4 RBI's. The rest of the club in the game went 1 for 19.
  • The Mets were now 2 for 8 with runners in scoring position.

Game 3[]

As the series was split up 1-1 for each team. The Mets yet again lost in a very close game. They lost to a score of 5-4. Dillon Gee started for the mets but was not so sharp today. Here are the Notes.

Notes

  • Gee pitched 7 innings as he allowed 10 base runners in 5 innings. But he gave 3 runs as he gave up a homerun to Mike Stanton in the 2nd which was a 2 run shot.
  • As they were down 3-2 in the 7th inning the mets took the lead as David Wright hit his first homerun since he returned from the DL as they took a 5-2 lead. It later collapsed as Bobby Parnell gave up a homerun to Logan Morrison in the bottom half as the fish went on to win since then.
  • Angel Pagan was suffering from Dehydration as he left the game in the 5th as Jason Pridie took over for the rest of the game in Center Field.

Reds (4-0)-(5-2)[]

Game 1[]

The Mets face the Reds in a 4 game series as The Mets won to a good score of 4-2. The Reds and Mets coming in to open both teams were 50-51. But the Mets won and they were 51-51 and the reds became 50-52. Here are the Notes.

Notes

  • R.A. Dickey took the mound for the mets as he is now 5-8 for the season. Dickey just throw 6.2 innings as he struck out 7. He gave 1 walk, 2 runs on 8 hits.
  • Daniel Murphy broke the 1-1 tie with a double that scored in 2 runs with 2 outs in the 7th inning. He went 2 for 5 with a run scored.
  • Justin Turner went 2 for 3 with a run scored, and came on base with a walk and was hit by a pitch.
  • David Wright had 2 hits and a run scored as he went 2 for 5.
  • Jason Bay went 1 for 3 finally getting a double which produced an RBI, he also got a walk and a run scored.
  • Bobby Parnell had a good outing in relief as he pitched a scoreless inning.
  • Jason Isringhausen got his 296 career save as he pitched a scoreless 9th inning as he got his 3rd save of the year.

Game 2[]

The Mets won to a score of 8-6 as the Mets are now 52-51 and the Reds are now 50-53. Jon Niese too the mound for the mets. Here are the Notes.

  • Niese just pitched 5 innings as he allowed 5 runs on 6 hits and gave up 2 walks. He struck out 5 batters. He is now 10-8 for the year.
  • Turner went 2 for 5. His hitting streak is now into 8 games. His batting average over .371.
  • Carlos Beltran went 1 for 3 as he got on base with 2 walks and 3 runs scored. In 32 consecutive games he has reached base safely.
  • Murphy went 3 for 4. He now picked up his 3rd multi hit game and now 4th overall during the current road trip.
  • Wright went 2 for 5 as he got an RBI. Wright in his last 5 games he now has 10 hits since his return from the DL.
  • Jason Pridie had a 2 run double in the 6th inning.
  • Mets relief pitchers just gave up 1 run in 4 innings.
  • Tim Byrdak got his first save as a met and his first since 2007 as he struck out Jay Bruce to end the game.

Game 3[]

The Mets won to a score of 8-2 as the Mets are now 53-51 and the Reds are now 50-54. Big Pelf Mike Pelfrey threw another complete game for the mound for the Mets. Here are the Notes.

Notes

  • Pelf gave up 2 runs and 7 hits and amazingly walked 0 as he struck out 3 batters. Pelf is now 6-9.
  • David hit a 3 run homerun and got a sac fly to drive in a run.
  • Angel Pagan returned since water lack against the Fish. He drove in 2 runs with a double.
  • Jose Reyes had 2 more hits which was his 48th time that he had at least 2 or more hits in a game.
  • Murph had 4 hits in the game as his batting average is now .319. This was his first 4 hit game of his career.

Game 4[]

The Mets will look to sweep the series from the Reds after taking the series. The Mets who are now 54-51 and the Reds who got swept are now 50-55. Here are the Notes.

Notes

  • The Mets for the first time swept a 4 game series from the Reds. Now the mets have 32 road wins as they lead the national league.
  • Chris Capuano pitched 5 1/3 innings as he gave up 6 runs on 8 hits and struck out none as it was a tough day for Cap. Cap is now 9-10 for the year.
  • Manny Acosta struggled as he gave up a 3 run homerun to Miguel Cairo in the 6th inning.
  • Homer Bailey who pitched against the mets for the first time as the mets beat him up as they got 9 runs off him and just on 12 hits in 4 innings.
  • Wright,Pagan,Bay each combined to score 5 runs on 3 hits. Lucas Duda now has 14 hits as he got a double which scored 3 runs.
  • Reyes oddly went 0 for 4 and struggled. In this series he went 3 for 19 in the 4 game set against the Reds.
  • Mets are now 8 for 18 with runners in scoring position.
  • Mets now had 34 hits and scored in 30 runs in the 4 game series sweep of the Reds.

Nats (1-2)-(6-4)[]

Game 1[]

The Final road series opened as the Mets beat the Nats to a score of 8-5. The Mets are now 55-51 and the Nats are 49-56. Here are the Notes.

Notes

  • Dillon Gee took the mound as he looked sharp today after giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits and 4 walks. He struck out 5 and threw just 6 2/3 innings.
  • Jason Bay went 2 for 4 as he batted in a run. He also had a double which was his 8th.
  • David Wright went 2 for 4 with another multi hit game.
  • Mets are now 8 for 12 with runners in scoring position and they had 7 different players drive in at least 1 run.
  • Bobby Parnell gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in a 3rd in a inning as he struggled.
  • D. J. Carrasco got out of a bases loaded jam as he cleanup up Parnell's mess.
  • Jason Isringhausen got his 5th save of the year as he pitched a well planned 9th.

Game 2[]

The Mets will look to continue their 5 game winning streak but with R.A. Dickey on the mound they should be now worries. But he struggled early in the first inning. The Mets 5 streak snapped as they are now 55-52 and the Nats are 50-56. Here are the Notes.

Notes

  • Dickey gave up a 3 run homer in the first inning to Jayson Werth which the Nats have lead since then. The next 6 innings he did not allow a run. Dickey is now 5-9 for the season with his loss.
  • Mets offensive was dead by remember Yunesky Maya yeah him and the Nats bullpen. They just gave up 8 hits which were all singles for the Mets.
  • Josh Thole went 0 for 2 as he got on base twice as he was hit by 2 pitches.
  • The Nats Wilson Ramos had 3 hits off the mets and his batting average is now .600 against the Mets so far this season.
  • Jason Bay and David Wright both had 2 more hits. David is now 19 for 40 since he came of the DL.
  • Jose Reyes yet again went 0 for 4 as he is now 4 for 26 in his last plate appearances.
  • Daniel Murphy now has 7 game hitting streak but Justin Turner's 10 game streak of hitting ended as he went 0 for 4.
  • This is now the 5th game the Mets have been completely shutout.

Game 3[]

The Mets who were shutout by the Nats will look to win again and take the series from them. But the Mets were lost again. Here are the Notes.

  • Jon Niese started for the Mets but struggled yet again as he got a no decision. He pitched until the 6th inning as he gave up 2 runs,1 single and 2 doubles for the Nats to get on board and take the lead.
  • Scott Hairston had a another big day as he homered twice. Once in the 7th and again in the 9th to tie the game.
  • Bobby Parnell took the loss as he is now 3-3 for the season as he gave up the winning run to the Nats in the 9th inning. He hit a batter and threw a wild pitch.
  • Angel Pagan went 0 for 4. In the series he just went 1 for 11.
  • Jose Reyes struggled yet again as he went 2 for 4. In his last 30 at-bats he is just 6.
  • Mets failed today to get the leadoff man on base in the first 7 innings of the game.
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