The sluggish Mets ripped Arizona, the major league’s best team tonight. Closer Billy Wagner called out his team the other day by saying the Mets don’t match up with the Diamondbacks.
“I had nothing to do with this,” he said.
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It all came together last night, even though John Maine has been sharper. For once, the offense carried the load and unlike Oliver Perez Wednesday against Pittsburgh, Maine found a way to go six.
IN A NUTSHELL, Mets 7, Arizona 2.
When Jose Reyes does well, so do the Mets. He had four hits and missed the cycle by a homer.
IN THE CLUBHOUSE
Moises Alou on returning to the line-up: “I felt good. I wasn’t as nervous as I thought I would be.”
Willie Randolph on Jose Reyes hitting the game’s first pitch for a triple: “We talked about that before the game, swinging at the first pitch if it was a good fastball.”
Ryan Church on the Mets being 6-0 when he hits second: “We’ll take it.” Well, maybe not. Randolph basically called it a coincidence.
1ST INNING: The offense gives John Maine three. Maine not sharp in the first, but unlike Oliver Perez, he doesn’t have a meltdown when David Wright’s error extends the inning. Mets 3, Arizona 0.
2nd INNING: Offense puts pressure on with another run, but Maine looks anything but sharp. Mets 4, Arizona 2.
3rd INNING: Nice inning by Maine. He needed a quick one.
6th INNING: Wright’s homer might have broken it open. Maine sucks it up for another inning. Mets 7, Arizona 2.
9th INNING: Duaner Sanchez finishes off the night.
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