Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mets winning streak hits 10 games

METS 3 - Braves 2 
W - Carlyle (1-0)
L - Johnson (1-1)
S - Familia (7)

The Mets keep losing players to injury, and they keep winning games in the process. With Travis d'Arnaud and Jerry Blevins on the disabled list, joining the likes of David Wright, Vic Black, Bobby Parnell, Josh Edgin, and Zach Wheeler, the Mets refuse to be denied thus far in 2015.

On Wednesday the Mets won their 10th straight game with a 3-2 come-from-behind win against the Atlanta Braves at home. The winning streak is the longest by a Mets team since 2008. The last time New York opened a season 12-3 it was 1986, the year New York won the World Series.

Once again the heroes for this New York team was its plethora of young players, Wilmur Flores, Juan Lagares and, of course, Lucas Duda.

Lagares got the momentum turned for the Mets when he robbed Atlanta second baseman Jace Paterson of extra bases when he snagged down a fly ball over his shoulder in the top of the seventh with the Mets trailing 2-1.

In the bottom of the seventh, Flores cracked his third home run of the series tying the game at two. It seems that Flores is making a habit of hitting big home runs in big spots.

An inning later, with Curtis Grandson and Lagares on base, Duda once again paved the way to a Mets win, by lining a base hit the other way to drive in Grandson with the go-ahead run.

Jeurys Familia continues to be unstoppable in the closers roll, nailing down his seventh save with a crisp and easy ninth inning.

For his part, Dillon Gee did a fine job in his third start of the season. He held the Braves to two runs on eight hits over seven innings of work. He got a no decision.

The Mets will go for their 11th in a row on Thursday afternoon with Bartolo Colon getting the ball. If the Mets do win, it will be their longest winning streak since 1990. They have also not opened a season 13-3 since 1986.

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