Jon Niese pitched very well today going 7.2 innings allowing just the one run. Bobby Parnell came in with two runners on in the eighth inning and struck out Andrew McCutchen. Frank Francisco pitched a perfect ninth inning for the save. Francisco now has retired nine batters in a row.
With the win, the Mets improve to 24-20 on the season which is pretty remarkable considering they’ve gotten no production out of Ike Davis. It seems inevitable now that Davis will be sent down to the minors as he is hitting around .150 for the season.
The Mets now head home for an 11 game homestand against the Padres, Phillies and Cardinals.