NY Sports Dog: Good Morning Mets Fans!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Good Morning Mets Fans!

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W: J. Maine (3-2) L: M. Owings (4-1)
HR: NYM - R. Church (4), D. Wright (5) ARI - None

And a great morning it is, with my coffee tasting especially delicious after the Mets dominating 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Moises Alou made a triumphant return and singlehandedly set the lineup straight while going 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI.

"I know my presence can help this team a lot," said Alou, "I'm a big part of this lineup. ... I always have a lot of confidence in my talent."

With Alou back, Manager Willie Randolph again put Ryan Church in the 2 hole with spectacular results.

Church went 2 for 4 with a sacrifice, and hit a long home run on a fastball up and away. The Mets are now 6-0 with Church in the 2 hole. Ryan had something to say about the Mets blowout loss against the Bucs and how the Mets rebounded.

"We used the off day to put all of that stuff behind us and get some rest," Church said. "What happened Wednesday was embarrassing, so this was a gut check. We responded."

The other member of the Mets "1-2-3 punch" at the top of the lineup also came to play.

Jose Reyes had one of his best games of the season, going 4 for 5 with three runs scored and a stolen base. Coming up for his last at bat a HR away from the cycle, Reyes jumped on a fastball and sent it careening off the top of the center field wall. In the blink of an eye he was rounding third trying for an inside the park HR. But the DBacks hit the cutoff man, and Reyes was thrown out easily at home.

"When I hit the ball I didn't think about home plate but when I saw the ball I put my head down and ran," Reyes said. "They made a perfect throw to home plate."

With no outs in the inning, sending Reyes was probably not the wisest move, but the fan in me loved it. Jose, Jose, Jose, Jose! As Reyes goes, so do the Mets.

"We all feed off each other, especially Jose," Randolph said. "This is a good time for him to heat up, and hopefully this is the start of that. When Jose is doing what he's doing, that's why we win."

David Wright was locked in last night. The Mets superstar went 3 for 5 and knocked in 2 runs on his 5th homerun of the year. He also made a rally killing over the shoulder grab in foul territory that had players and fans staring in disbelief. These daily heroics are becoming routine to fans of Wright....he is an amazing talent.

John Maine pitched 6 strong innings to get the win.

Enjoy your coffee!

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